Covert art for Low Point Way, an as-of-yet-unfinished album of music I've been slowly chipping away at over the years. Conceptualized during a very difficult time in my life, it is only just taking shape now that I find myself in a much better place, both literally and emotionally.
It depicts a combination of several images I've seen out in the world since turning my life completely on its head circa 2019 (the stamp on the right depicting the exact date it all began), the most significant of these images being the location itself. It is the field I stepped out onto when I had finally started going outside on my own for the very first time in my whole life, acting as a perfect visual metaphor for that sense of freedom I had never felt before that moment.
The title shown on the sign is a play on the original Dutch name of the street that went down the middle of this field. Given my penchant for dramaticism, I chose to translate it rather literally as Low Point Way. It felt appropriate, as the field quickly became a place for me to escape to when everything became a bit too much to handle.
The sign itself is largely unembellished, save for the addition of the dubiously-motivational saying: "you're never too old to die young". That particular sign is based on an odd "positivity" campaign that was held a few towns away, which saw several signs just like this being put up all over every major street. They would say things like "friends are there for eachother" and "breathe in the future, breathe out the past" ... but they were spattered with mixtures of orange and purple paint, likely intended to seem whimsical, but which resembled blood from almost any natural viewing distance. This, again coupled with my penchant for dramaticism, led my brain to interpret them in only the most grim ways possible. It got to the point that I genuinely could not read them with their intended positivity. Naturally, I had no choice but to add a tribute to that irony to this album cover.
The red lights in the distance are also largely unembellished, though they do not reach nearly as high in the real world... all the same, they are very visible at night, which makes for an all-around very striking tableau. Especially when you're looking for inspiration for the moody, dark and depressing music album you're making!
I'm honestly unsure what the symbol below the sign means. I think it designates bike paths.