An artwork in honour of Szymon Borzestowski
Purchase Szymon's posthumous album Tigersapp here
Let's talk about art.
Art is a form of expression. Art encompasses everything we see, breathe, hear, and smell. To create something is to make art. Through art, anything can be achieved.
Art helped me get back on track big time. I remember a time when nobody understood the emotional turmoil I was going through (in retrospect, if I had gathered the courage to ask, this might be a completely different story). The only thing that kept me going day in and day out was my unhealthy addiction to creation; in that period of my life it was skateboarding photography.
As you know, making things is my job; I am a photographer by day, amateur-ish painter by night. About a month before this post published, I was reminded about why art is so much more than a job for me through Szymon's album Tigersapp.
Szymon's family and I agreed to make this artwork in honour of Szymon and to raise awareness for depression.
One in four young Australians currently have a mental health condition; that's an equivalent of 750,000 people today. Every year suicide kills more young Australians than car accidents. In many cases suicides are preventable.
If you are suffering from depression, don't give up. If there's no path, create one. I encourage you to find an escape through art, just like I did when I was a socially awkward 15 year old. If you know someone who is suffering from depression, take a minute to have chat with them. Sometimes a simple gesture can mean a lot. You could have just saved someones life.
Thank you Szymon for filling me with so much inspiration. Your music is one of a kind.
Please seek help if you are feeling depressed.
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Lifeline 13 11 14
If you just need someone to chat with, you can always pop me a message.