Image of the Week #49, July 3rd, 2012:

From: Art Asks, Should We Be More Sympathetic Towards Addicts? by Cassie Rodenberg at The White Noise.

Source: Stephanie Funk

“Split”, by Stephanie Funk, depicts in watercolor the alienation and disintegration of an alcoholic. The artist comments:

Having suffered the loss of friends and estrangement from family members due to alcoholism, I understand that one does not have to use substances to suffer from abuse and addiction.

The work appeared last week on Cassie Rodenberg’s “White Noise” addiction blog, posing the question: “Should we be more sympathetic towards addicts?”