I once knew a soldier who made great art about PTSD. His life had been remarkably difficult and yet, he used his paintbrush like a sword to slice across the canvas.
Have you ever seen your past in a present event? Have you ever been pulled back so far that the memories won’t let you move forward? You replay it over and over again in your head. Why did that happen? Why did they do that? The complexity of the pain of repetition is what is portrayed in this art about PTSD.
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 perceptio vbhjins 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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