Fatinha Ramos: The Other US Epidemic
Sometimes less is so much more, and with the subject of suicide, the minimalistic imagery here speaks volumes. The artist’s powerful use of negative space strongly evokes the gut-wrenching emotions associated with suicide. The simple but deeply striking gesture of a hugging embrace triggers the human compassion and immense empathy within us all, transporting the viewer to both sides of the embrace and beautifully leaving the image open to interpretation for what both figures involved may be experiencing. A truly compelling, bold yet gentle, and palpable expression of heavily felt emotions.