In early 2021, I was lucky enough to talk to artist, Adam Ball, about story and art. Our lively conversation led to a modest collaboration, when he asked me to writie a few words about his painting, Respair.

Respair by Adam Ball

Words by Nick Warren

Lift your eyes toward the light.
Hear the color.
Feel the noise.
The forest is open, endless, euphoric.
Our shared return to hope.

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