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skeleton with a chick on top of its skull holding a paintbrush and contemplating things, mental health illustration by surrealist artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Practicing Death
acrylic on panel
10 x 8 inches

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Many of the paintings in Everything’s Fine are about my mental health problems, like pandemic anxiety for example, but this one represents one of my coping mechanisms. When it feels as though my emotions will crush me, I center myself by imagining what it would be like to be dead.

You can watch the making of Practicing Death.

skull and chick painting in acyrlic
detail image