Breathless
Photoshop, 2017

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The experience of social anxiety feels like the inability to express oneself, feels like not being understood, feels like the constriction of air, feels like breathlessness, feels like isolation. To be in the midst of a great many other beings all in seeming synchronicity with one another, this feeling of separateness can be suffocating.

Created as my response to the 'Breathless' prompt for Month of Fear 2017.

 
 

You can read more about the origin, meaning, and process of this painting on the accompanying post on my Patreon.