Patrick Gookin


Jillian Freyer

Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

Sole Satana - From a Bad Place

Nov 07, 2018

One night a bat entered my mother’s room through an open window. I was living with her back then. We never got along very well, I have never felt part of the family, but due to the economic crisis here in Spain, I had to move back to her house.

When I saw that little bat out of its own environment, trying to escape, I felt completely identified with it. The place that was supposed to be my home, was not. I was an outsider. I wished to escape from there, but I couldn’t, I was trapped. This happened during a time when I began to think that something was wrong with me, realizing that I don’t belong anywhere, and feeling that nobody knew me at all, that I was alone and broken. I felt completely lost.

This was the beginning of this project, a visual narrative of my inner self, where I explore my identity, my sense of belonging and how this has made me the person I am today.