New Derek Hess Art Print Expresses Our Pandemic Feelings

We shared a few weeks ago how Cleveland artist Derek Hess, known for his tension-filled artwork, depicting individuals struggling, often vainly, against dark, powerful sources of oppression, had taken a different tack with his Medi-Teddy We Heart Our Health Care Workers design.

He put the winged, masked teddy bear floting in a sky-blue background on art prints and T-shirts to benefit health care workers during the pandemic, donating 50% of the proceeds from the sales to Direct Relief, an organization which has been working since 1948 to provide humanitarian aid, both in the U.S. and abroad, to people impacted by poverty or disasters such as the current pandemic.

But Hess also recognizes the value of venting, letting our your negative feelings of anger, fear and frustration. So he’s created a new art print called “Overwhelmed,” in a signed and numbered edition of 150, that’s more the mood Hess is known for: featuring a cacophony of white-on-black silhouetted figures reaching for a pair of large, pastel-colored wings shedding feathers that seem out of their reach.

Order these and other Hess art, books and posters here.


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