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Insomnia, 2020


7″ x 5″
ink pen on bristol paper


Art Made for Insomniacs by an Insomniac

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To quote Chuck Palahnuik, “With insomnia, you’re never really awake; but you’re never really asleep.” Art about insomnia portrays this in-between world and what can happen when one lives in it.

When you’re supposed to be sleeping, your mind runs like its awake. When you’re supposed to be awake, you’re dozing off every moment you sit down. The eyes within the eye awakens you with a thousand bulbs of light. The circles under the eye melt far below it. This art about insomnia shows the disorientation of reality when sleep doesn’t come.

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.

SHIPPING: To ensure protection, drawings are placed in a sleeve. Framed artwork is bubble-wrapped and boxed, unframed artwork is placed in a travel-safe envelope. A week following the purchase date, orders will be shipped.


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