Push the Sky away

Artist Blog by Jürgen Sobkowiak

In the composition Niemandsland from the work series Kokon, the cold, draughty and dark attic embodies the tense and fragile inner life of the protagonist. I was inspired to create this image by the song Push the Sky Away by my favorite musician Nick Cave. This song describes my innermost feelings after the Coronavirus broke out and I received the diagnoses of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and multiple sclerosis. So this attic represents the emptiness inside me. It was really this feeling like the roof was collapsing on me. As if someone had pushed away the sky.

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