Brucie Jacobs Oil Pastels
The intention of these paintings is to remind one of the sadness of life, the longing and heartache that people have endured since the beginning of time. I have portrayed angst and melancholy with a soft touch rather than bleak black strokes of gloom, in an effort to affirm that absent interludes of soul-wrenching sorrow we would never know joy.
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
– Jonathan Safran Foer