"What should I draw?'', the artist asked the entity that appeared in his studio at 2:45 in the morning. "Maybe draw something about how your low moods are often fueled by your OCD, mental health seems to be very in vogue nowadays", the entity suggested. "Nah", the artist answered. "Maybe make something about being black so you never have to answer the stupid question of 'Do you consider yourself a black artist?' ever again", the entity suggested. "Nah", the artist answered. "Maybe make a drawing about your friends", the entity suggested. "Nah", the artist answered. This schtick went on for another hour until the artist took a shower, went to bed, and obsessed over things until he fell asleep.
Prismacolor, ink, and graphite on Bristol Paper
9" x 12"
Edward Cushenberry is a multidisciplinary artist who was born and raised in Orange County, CA. He now lives and works in Los Angeles, where he splits his time between photographing those who are close to him and drawing everything else that's going on in his world.