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Lost in the Echo : In Memory of Chester Bennington

Here to kick off my first entry of 2018, a piece I completed back in late 2017, to commemorate the untimely passing of one of my favorite artists:

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14×17 Mixed Media on Bristol. 2017

The title refers to the track “Lost In The Echo” from Linkin Park’s LIVING THINGS album. Because it was so sudden and so unexpected when the news broke out. There were so much more to achieve, so much more life to live and share with others around the world. I guess that’s what depression can do to you; one day everything seemed fine, the next boom! it hits you so hard you just can’t handle it and take the most extreme measure possible to end it. I know I’ve felt that way many times in my life when I was struggling with depression, but thankfully I’m still here by the grace of God. I wished that Chester had the same luck.

I regret not having gone to more of their concerts, I was actually planning to go to the most recent ones just several months ago before the news broke, and all the events got cancelled. But that doesn’t mean I won’t go to their future shows even if the band were to get a replacement. I still support them 100% and believe they will deliver like they always used to. I will miss Chester’s powerful raspy voice though.

Here’s to you Chester and Linkin Park.

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