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Fast Thoughts, 2020


7″ x 5″
ink pen on bristol paper


Art Made While Rapid Thinking for Maniacs by a Manic.

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Rapid thinking is a symptom of disorders like Bipolar Disorder. It is the sensation of having thoughts that move so fast, you cannot keep up, you cannot quiet, you can only try to grip onto them.

This way of thinking can, in many ways, be a blessing. It leads to effortless expansion of ideas and can be extremely productive. But as anything, there is another side to this symptom, as sometimes, the things you are rapidly thinking about are harmful to you and your sense of self. Rapid thinking can be positive or negative in nature and often the one who is thinking so fast has no control over which path it will sprint down. You may receive gifts of abundance and knowledge from the Universe or a pummeling and plummet into Hell. Either way you’re smothered in thoughts with no way out.

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.

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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