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GUTS & COURAGE SERIES

Explore the interior of the mentally sick and lonely mind in an abstract-like representation. This series of works was inspired by Verdi's bipolar diagnosis in the spring of 2023 and the people he met in the hospital who struggled with mental illness like him.

"Struggling with mental illness is weakening. But with Guts & Courage, recovery is possible." ~ Carmen VERDI

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Artwork tones may vary depending on the computer screen.

Holding On

Holding On

Pastel & charcoal 7.5" 8.75" Available $ 325.00 "I'm near the end and it's getting harder to hold on."

Look Away

Look Away

Pastel & charcoal 7.25" x 8.75" Available $ 315.00 "If I look away, they can't see me."

Blinded By My Thoughts

Blinded By My Thoughts

Pastel & charcoal 8" x 6.25" Available $ 250.00

Ready To Snap

Ready To Snap

Pastel & charcoal 6" x 6" Available $ 180.00 "There's that feeling inside that I can't control, the one that snaps."

Daisies

Daisies

Pastel & charcoal 7.75" x 9.75" Available $ 375.00 "Flowers calm my life."

Scribbled Thoughts

Scribbled Thoughts

Pastel & charcoal 7.5" x 6.5" Available $ 125.00 "My thoughts don't come out right; they're all scribbled."

Alone

Alone

Pastel & charcoal 8.5" x 6" Sold "No one can hear me screaming for help, I'm all alone."

Hidden Identity

Hidden Identity

Pastel & charcoal 9" x 7" Available $ 315.00 "They don't want me to be like me, so I hide."

Curious 2

Curious 2

Pastel & charcoal 9.5" x 6" framed Sold "The love that my cat gives me is enough to help my mind."

Brain Malfunction

Brain Malfunction

Pastel & charcoal 8.5" x 7" Available $ 295.00 "I wouldn't have done that if something wasn't broken in my brain."

An Unsure Moment

An Unsure Moment

Pastel & charcoal 8.5" x 6.25" Available $ 265.00 "A moment like this could be my last."

Just Like Me

Just Like Me

Pastel & charcoal 7.75" x 9.25" Available $ 180.00 "I understand her struggles. She's just like me."

The First of Its Kind

The First of Its Kind

Pastel & charcoal 14" x 17" Available $ 1,100.00 "I usually don't draw like this, it's a fist for me."

DOC

DOC

Pastel & charcoal 8" x 8.5" Framed Available NFS "A friend til the end."

Trapped

Trapped

Pastel & charcoal 6" x 7" Available $ 125.00 "The outside has me trapped in my head and I can't get out!"

Compassion Of A Man

Compassion Of A Man

Pastel & charcoal 9" x 9.5" Personal collection "If it wasn't for you, I might be dead!"

Struggle

Struggle

Pastel & charcoal 8" x 8.5" Framed Available $ 340.00 "I'm beginning to tire. I've been struggling for too long."

My Way Of Loving

My Way Of Loving

Pastel & charcoal 11" x 13" Available $ 715.00 "I love the only way I know how."

Elvis

Elvis

Pastel & charcoal 8.5" x 8.5" Available $ 400.00 "The king of rock & roll."

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