The Forgotten Ones by Brandon Sketch Wilson
Artist Statement: My inspiration for this piece is that I feel like society just throws us away and everyone just forgets about you…the outcast….out of sight out of mind. With that being said, the only time I feel free, I mean totally liberated, is when I’m drawing. It’s like there is no one around, it’s just me in my own world, light, shadows, creativity just flows, and for that moment i’m free.
Image Description: The detailed pen sketch depicts a section of a barbed prison gate framed within a box, with guard columns on either side. The stone of the columns is cracked in many places, with the words “#FREESKETCH” engraved on the left and “ADE” and seven tick marks as a tally on the right. Above the gate, the sky is covered in dark smoke with skulls forming in the clouds and strong beams of light cutting through. In the center is a large hourglass that extends past the top of the frame, held by a hand above the gate with the numbers twenty-one through twenty-five drawn on each fingernail from thumb (on the left) to pinky (on the right). Smoky skull figures encircle the hourglass and “Vision 4” is inscribed on the top, with the 4 written as the roman numeral. Inside the hourglass, a cloudy skull sits in the bottom half. The clouds extend to the top half, where the top of the sun rays of light break through the clouds.