“Suicide” – ugh! That’s a scary word… why would anyone make suicide art?
Suicide is a symptom of having a mental disorder. I think it is important that we make this distinction. It may be caused due to a few reasons. Maybe the illness itself is so heavy in its diagnosis that the healing alone feels crippling. You just don’t quite fit in anywhere and you generally feel like there is no need for you, that you are only a burden. Suicide art gets that. The desire to escape out of the shackles of pain, cackles and judgment.
If you’re feeling suicidal, let this be your sign that it isn’t the right time. To be honest, I have called the Suicide Hotline before myself and I never regret it, call today: 800-273-8255.
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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