Artwork / Everything’s Fine / Not Helping

airplane Earth is crashing and the oxygen mask comes down, but the dragonfly can’t use it, illustration about solastalgia and help that doesn’t help
Gwenn Seemel
Not Helping
acrylic on panel
16 x 12 inches


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How is the dragonfly feeling? What does the illustration on the bag of the oxygen mask say to you? What do the chimneys in the background mean?

We’re all travelers on this planet, but it’s too late to put on your oxygen mask before helping everyone else.

Do you ever worry about things that are beyond your control, only to have people tell you to “just relax”? Have you ever had someone pretend they care, but then do nothing to make you feel their care? What sort of help do you actually need?

You can watch the making of Not Helping.