In this art, psychotic notions fill the inside of the survivor’s skull. Reality keeps spinning until they are lost completely within their own hallucinations and delusions.
Psychosis is like walking down the street and forgetting where you are going. It is sleeping too much or too little. It is feeling like everyone is watching and you know they are and they know they are…but they say they aren’t. Psychotic art jumbles your mouth and your nose, your eyes multiply into thousands. What was I saying? I can’t remember. Reality just keeps spinning and spinning and I am forgetting where I was or where I am or what I am doing. Did I say what I was doing? Are you just trying to trick me?
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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