This piece is part of a collaboration with a poet friend as we tackle the idea of lamenting in current times. It explores how we as a culture don't make time for negative feelings to do their work in us. Instead, we move quickly past them, trying to be in a perpetual state of happiness, which of course is ludicrous. Key phrases from some of these poems are incorporated into the artwork via dry transfer lettering, which were used in advertising layouts pre-Macintosh computer. This is a piece designed to draw the viewer in and have them consider how they might be able to identify and properly process their negative feelings, to not ignore them. Hand-cut collage on masonite panels, 4' x 4' total size.