The Burden by Jason Brady - 15 x 21 3/4 inches Signed ani art academy academic realist american figurative shell
Jason Brady
B. 1989

The Burden

Charcoal and pastel on paper
15 x 21 3/4 inches

The man is emerging from the shadows as he struggles to shuck off the shell that was once his armor but now seems a burden. He is tired of the self-contained darkness and emptiness as he strives for the light and unknown. Does he have the strength to carry out this Sisyphean feat or will he be crushed? Is he prepared for what lies beyond the confines of his shell? He seems paralyzed by fear, not even sure of what to do.

The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City