“Abandon All Hope” | Lisa Rotarius “GEEK”

Title: “Abandon All Hope”
Artist: Lisa Rotarius “GEEK”
Size: approximately 8x10in
Medium: Sharpie Permanent markers and white gel-pens
Artist Statement: Abandon all hope is exactly that. It’s the pain, the struggle, and the acceptance of worthlessness as I struggled to cope with addiction. Friends of mine never made it back from that point, and decided there was only one thing left to do. For whatever reason, I made it out of my addiction on the other side. From that moment forward I made a promise to myself never to waste this gift of life, and since then not one day has been wasted. I am now a voice for those who’ve lost theirs forever.