A vice is a practice or behavior or habit considered immoral, depraved, or degrading in the associated society. Vices are the opposite and counter to virtue. In order to eliminate a vice it is necessary that you make a habit of virtue. Being human, we are creatures of vice and virtue in the same way were are creatures of good and evil, with an unlimited capacity for either. This fact is both magnificent and terrifying… or terrifyingly magnificent and magnificently terrifying (my apologies, had to go there). Imagine these forces as angels and demons engaged in an epic struggle for your soul. Now place a face on every fear, hope, emotion, and feeling you have ever had. Do not misunderstand me, I am not talking good and evil but rather the essence of the self. We are as much creatures of darkness as well as light. Our lives are an eternal Grecian tragedy performed by these angels and demons evoking a myriad of emotions and actions on the spectators, ranging from howling anger to manic depression. During the next few months, through artistic pieces titled the Demons within, I seek to capture the masks of these actors. Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I do creating them.


~Robert Roark