I use art as a medium to communicate my non-verbal thoughts and feelings. This artwork enabled me to express how depression can affect individuals at multiple areas of their life. I have friends who have suffered from this disorder and have come out as survivors. They have shared their story of how they struggled to communicate with others and how depression affected their lives. For this painting, I wanted to capture a moment in time of their long and difficult path to recovery. I originally painted this in 2008 but have over the years added colour and texture to the painting to express the impact of depression at the multiple areas of a person’s life.