I created this piece because I wanted to showcase what it can feel like to be consumed by despair. I have experienced this feeling myself at points in my life, and have comforted many a friend who has been on their own brink. For too many of us, the journey to the brink is paved with self-doubt, with overwhelming feelings of social inadequacy, or the sting of intense loneliness. I chose to depict this with feet because I wanted to give the viewer the opportunity to empathize with the figure in the image. Showing just the feet and lower legs allows us as viewers to remain in mystery about the identity of the person depicted. We don’t know their gender, their ethnicity, their religion, or their age. They could be anyone. A person you know perhaps. Or maybe even you. I hope that this gives the viewer the chance to think about what it might feel like to be on the brink without the conceptions or misconceptions that might be depicted by a full figure depiction.