And it came to pass that I, Jacob, began to be old; and …time passed away with us, and also our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream, we being a lonesome and a solemn people, wanderers, cast out from Jerusalem, born in tribulation, in a wilderness, and hated of our brethren, which caused wars and contentions; wherefore, we did mourn out our days.
I relate so much to the melancholy in this verse. I remember a long period in my life when I spent all my days on the couch or in bed crying and sleeping. It was very hard on my family and seems like a black hole in my life. I had no way of gauging time or measuring the days or years as they passed, it all seemed like one long night of sorrow.
In recent years I have created some other pieces on the subject of depression. I have been surprised and moved that many women especially have approached me saying they relate so much to my story. I have shared hugs and tears with these women and realize it is so important to express these feelings out loud to establish a sense of connection with those around us who share our struggles.
This is an original handmade etching. It was created at the Lower East Side Print Shop. The plate was created by etching the lines into a copper plate. The plate was then soaked in an acid bath, inked by hand, and run through a printing press to create a this one of a kind image. Each image varies slightly.
Printed on Rives BFK 280 gsm. The paper size is 11x14".
Comes to you beautifully wrapped!
This image was printed as part of an edition of 8. Only numbers 7 and 8 are still available. There are no artist proofs available.
These prints are a part of a series of 50 etchings from the Book of Mormon. Not all of the images are available in this shop at this time. To view full pdf of all 50 images please contact me at: anniebenacpoon at gmail.com.
Three out of the five complete sets of 50 prints are also available.