Schemas, 2020


7″ x 5″
ink pen on bristol paper


Art Made for Maniacs by a Maniac

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Emotional Schemas dictate your subjective reality. They are a fictional version of what you think you perceived.

When you experience something traumatic as a young person, you grow into an adult with maladaptive (or abnormal) emotional schemas. These schemas make up your personality. They affect your emotional experiences and reactions. Therefore, it can affect your relationships with both others and yourself. This work is an illustration of the diagram of the cycle of living within a set of maladaptive emotional schemas.

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. They are one who is in the throws of mental illness and 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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