Meditative art can release us from the heaviness of our thoughts.
Sometimes the world can be too much to bear and all you can do is escape. Meditation through creation can be one of the most fulfilling ways to do so. Psychic automatism was used to create this work of meditative art, a process by the surrealists in which there is no conscious control over the outcome of the art that is being made. It is dictated by the thought while you are thinking it. It isn’t functional in nature. There is no “aesthetic or moral concern” as Andre Breton would say. But there is meditation and relaxation. Is this piece an eye or a tunnel? Could it be both? No one may ever know, but at least it makes for something aesthetically refreshing.
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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