"1000 Words" was inspired by a comment on one of my other work "Tape it Back Together".
In the comment, this person told me when she first saw the drawing, she thought it was sad but couldn't connect with the situation. Three months later, her parents divorced and when she saw the drawing again, she began to sob. It made me wonder, had she shown something like the torn up picture to her parents, would it have made a difference?
This story also explores the purpose of art, what can be art, and what art means to me personally.