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Self-Talk, 2020


7″ x 5″
ink pen on bristol paper


Art Made for Maniacs by a Maniac

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The “Mad” have revolutionized self-talk. They hear all the voices, both good and bad. They hear them inside, they hear them outside.

The Self-Help spiritualites gravitate to Self-Talk literature as if it were their Bible. We hear constantly about affirmations and their power to transform your reality. Self-Talk is just about thinking positively and talking positively to yourself….but what if there is more than one voice in your head? What if you were to start really listening? Would you even be able to hear yourself any more? Or would your voice be muffled, drowning below all the noise?

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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