All of my early pieces involved me first drawing a horizon line, then filling in the
rest. This was a tongue-in-cheek attempt to make something from nothing. The
"bleakness" referred to in the caption is a comment on the sparse nature of the drawing.
Oswald the stickman is facing away from the viewer, staring off into the distance.
He's holding a spoon, and on the ground is a discarded Jell-O cup.
How bleak can things be if you've just had some Jell-O?