You might not think of secrets as beautiful. But artist Terence Eduarte seems to think they are. In a project called "100 Days of Secrets," Eduarte illustrated 100 people, some friends, some strangers. The cost? One secret. That's right – he's an artist taking secrets as his fee.
That unusual concept inspired some powerful artwork. Eduarte shows his subjects with their backs to the viewer, lost in thought and often holding props symbolizing their emotional turmoil. The fantastical colors exaggerate their forced sunny exteriors, while the lighting often casts half their bodies in shadow – a powerful metaphor for inner conflict. Here are some of the most heartbreaking, shocking, and strangely funny Terence Eduarte illustrations from his breathtaking Instagram account.
- 118 VOTES
"I Burned The Suicide Note I Wrote A Month Ago."
- 214 VOTES
"Sometimes I Feel Like I Am A Really Abusive Person."
- 312 VOTES
"I Told My Unborn Son I Wasn't Ready To Be Loved By Him. The Next Day I Miscarried."
- 45 VOTES
"I Created An Imaginary Friend As A Coping Mechanism For My Depression. Now She Won't Go Away."
- 55 VOTES
"I Got Drugged And Raped By Someone I Knew. I Can't Help But Victim Blame Myself."
- 617 VOTES
"My Bipolar Disorder Is Completely Out Of Control."