A night on the town is depicted in this manic art – a night on the town gone absolutely bonkers.
Mania is the over-consumption and over-stimulation of life. It is like living in high-def – everything is wonderful, you are a brilliant god-like genius and nothing nor no one can ever or will ever hurt you. Manic art, as shown here, reveals to us the underbelly of the risks of this mindset. The eyes are gloomy like they have been running high energy on low sleep, while delusions of grandeur shoot from above. The city is bright yet melting. There is so much beauty that can arise from viewing the world like a mania, but what comes up must come down…and depression is always soon to follow.
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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