When you dissociate, you climb into a dark crevice inside of you, curl up and don’t come out. This dissociative art illustrates the void of that dark crevice.
It is all-encompassing. You move out of your body and it is like you are standing above, watching yourself. You are unable to stop or alter your course. So you hide as deep inside as you will fit. You would love to come out but all that comes out is a mess of dissociative art. The pain reincarnates and you are back here again. Unable to handle it, unable to breathe. Dissociation is suffocation. It is the end-all of the fall of the mind. It is the collapse before the final breakdown. Dissociation hides you from yourself, but only for the meantime.
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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