Polish Artist Illustrates His Fight With Depression In These Dark And Mysterious Paintings

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Depression is not an easy thing to deal with, but sometimes you can take your weakness and turn it into something beautiful.

That’s exactly what polish artist Dawid Planeta did. To help himself cope with an illness, he created an imaginary world where a small man is traveling through the long forgotten jungle and meeting his weaknesses and fears presented as giant animals with glowing eyes.

The visions created by the artist has this sort of a menacing quality to them. They’re dark and mysterious, but at the same time hauntingly beautiful.

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“Allow the power to flow through you. Don’t try to capture it. You wish only to borrow it.” ― G.G. Collins

“The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.” ― Floriano Martins

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“Stopping, sitting down and finding time for reflection are considered to be the most essential action related to fulfilling a human’s destination.” ― Sunday Adelaja

“The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso