This anxious art reveals the ambiguous nature of how thoughts fold over and into one another, trapping you in a dreary monologue of “why”s.
There is a form in the center of this piece that cannot quite be made out to be any specific thing. You keep trying to put your finger on it, but nothing quite fits. The eyes fall and drip, like thoughts, they sink ever deeply into the melting soul of this anxious art piece. Anxiety often feels like this – a pulling down of the insides, deeper and deeper until you can no longer stand it. Your thoughts curl into themselves, trapping you every which way you turn. Nothing and nowhere is safe. Everything has the potential to kill you. Fight or flight is your living reality.
Mentally Ill Art illustrates the unraveling of a mind and the lead-up to it’s breakdown. It is not for the light of heart, but for those who have struggled. One who is in the throws of mental illness is caged within their lack of control. Therefore, their moods and perceptions overwhelm their behaviors. In effect, no one sees the person when the illness takes center-stage, bowing as it twirls and nosedives the survivor’s entire life into chaos and destruction. Psychiatric facilities are operating at full capacity as suicidal thoughts are sweeping over humanity. Fear riddles patients who scream and laugh and weep. By visualizing our neurotic symptoms through surreal expressionism, we come to face them. When facing them, we begin a conversation. This conversation leads to healing.
This collection was drawn with Winsor & Newton ink pens on bristol paper. All ink drawings are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
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