Illustrator Battles Depression Through Hauntingly Beautiful Artwork

Dawid Planeta’s paintings may be dark but they are achingly beautiful

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Dawid Planeta, a Polish artist, has illustrated his battle against depression through dark, dreary paintings full of mystery and hidden meanings. Each artwork has a mini person in a jungle with a large animal with glowing eyes which represents a part of his battle. These images are layered with quotes which give new meaning to these paintings. Check out some of his work below:

1. Reflection

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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

2. Sacrifice

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

3. Confrontation

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“…I started to realize how many great things could happen by confronting the things that scare you most.”
― David Archuleta

4. Size

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“If size really mattered, the whale, not the shark, would rule the waters.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

5. Journey

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“I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.”
― David Archuleta

6. Reality

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

7. Fear

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“Fear is the ghost of ancient.
It consumes faithless human.”
― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

8. Enemy

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

9. Danger

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“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, both dark and bright, and they will ensnare your soul.”
― Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Black Cloak

10. Faith

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“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

11. Monster

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“One challenge at a time, I try to turn into the face of fear and tell it “you are not my master, you are the product of my self and I am your master.” I look into the monster’s eyes until it disappears. Then I am free.”
― Rohvannyn Shaw

12. Power

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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