This series of monotypes Solitary Moments is a heartbreaking window through which Solitary Human Forms, the title of this important series of prints, express a modern day crisis of loneliness and despair.
It is also about disconnection, loss, and the mourning of a viable existence that once was.
HOPE—remains— the last thing to die. Faith lingers, imagining the return of a life worth living.
Solitary Human Figure
and inwardly Vulnerable.
Poised and clothes-less
in a time-less place
where space envelopes
and numbs the sight,
neither imposing, nor responding
to sound-less pleas of melting tears.
An unshakable wall freezes time.
A glimmer of luminosity pierces a forlorn soul
and ignites the heart with a hopeful spirit
and a new start of a unknowing journey.
John Avakian January 2000, 2018, 2019, 2020(revised)
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SOLITARY MOMENT 10 Monotype, Paper size: 20" h x 19.2" w