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Depression, 2020


7″ x 5″
ink pen on bristol paper


Depressed Art Made for Melancholics by a Melancholic

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Have you ever just wanted to curl up into a ball? Just weep and weep and weep and never stop? Depressed art has a way of doing this.

Depression is a gaping hole in your chest, stealing up all of your breath. First it steals your energy. Then it steals your friends. It steals your dreams. It steals the whole of your soul. Depression is the cave where there is no light, not even a flicker or a glimmer. You’re too far deep. You’ve gone too far this time. You’ve felt too deep again and again. It’s the regrets and the mishaps and the loss and the memories and the….depressed art. The only way out of depression, that I have found, is to create. In any way you can.


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: Drawings are placed, sleeve to ensure protection then in a travel-safe envelope. Framed artwork is bubble-wrapped and boxed. Once placed, orders will be shipped the following week.


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