Has anyone you’ve ever loved left? This art about abandonment expresses the yearning for the gone, the passed, the past.
We grow attached to others; this is a natural habit of our species. That is, to relate to and become familiar with one another. When someone abandons you, they usually leave when you need them most. And you yearn for them, despite not wanting to. In this art about abandonment, only a shadow remains, walking out the door, to never return. It is the shame and the self-blame that keeps you stuck there, mulling over them being gone. It does nothing to relieve you, you know? To just sit back and think about it. They detached too soon and for good reason, you’re feeling blue..but it does nothing to mull…
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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