#Mental - Stories
November 2020
 

 

Bosnia & Herzegovina
Banja Luka
I'm very often talking about mental health in my artworks, in a creative and conceptual way because there is so much stigma around it and I will never stop talking about it. It's hard to explain how it feels, how it looks like and that reaching for help is not a shame, it can sav...
France
Paris
IN PIECES  On a cold January night, I received a call from a friend of mine who reached to me with a special request. " I need you to photograph me," she said, " I need you to photograph my broken heart". In a trembling voice, she then went on sharing her entire story. As I was car...
Russian Federation
Vologda
Two years ago I was struck by the story, told by my mother-in-law. Her pretty young neighbour gave birth to a nice healthy child. She arrived home from maternity center looking quite happy, put the baby into his crib, took a rope and hang herself on a chandelier. That is how I faced the post-pa...
Canada
FORT ERIE
(I'm not quite sure what story you're looking for so...) I work by response and seek to emulate children's art--letting emotions and subjective responses dominate. When I start work on a piece, I have no idea where it will end up. Typically, I use a car part (because I think therre are too many cars...
United States of America
Providence
The last several years have held too much loss. People who I love dearly yanked away. Some seeing no other way, but an end by their own hand. I still struggle to process it. As someone who battles with depression, I can understand the wish to leave this life behind. With each loss mor...
United Kingdom
London
I have noticed a significant lack of confidence in so many very talented and beautiful dancers, I question if this is due to the surrounding we spend most of our lives in; a surrounding that is passed of as ‘normal’ because as a dancer you should respect your teachers believing and agreeing with eve...
United States of America
Los Angeles
Isolation Portraits: Nightmare of the Forgotten Self Isolation Portraits: Nightmare of the Forgotten Self This series was created during the historic time of quarantine, it is acknowledging the cultural context of what it means to be living during the lockdown. Pushing the conversation to refe...
United Kingdom
London
My work is often drawn from experiences in my own life. I define my personality as hypersensitive, meaning I am often on high alert with my surroundings. This is both a blessing as well as a disadvantage. Whilst I tend to notice the beauty in the mundane, my mind can very quickly become ov...
United States of America
St. Charles
VEILS OF MELANCHOLY We hide so much from the world.  Sometimes we just want to disappear.  And people will let us.   We don't speak up for ourselves.  We don't go places.  We sit quietly in a meeting or in the classroom.  But then what happens?  Our se...
United States of America
Southport
Jacob Clayton is a visual artist who uses photography, video, and mixed media as means to expand the vocabulary that challenges societal expectations and cultural representations of gender identity and expression. His work often chronicles a therapeutic journey through dissociation and the road to g...

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