Art with Mental Health Detritus

I enjoy using pill bottles and Saphis casings as frames for my mixed media oil paintings. Stockpiling and creating from the detritus of my illness makes me feel as if I am doing something positive and healing. In so openly declaring my illness in visual art, owning it, I feel I am working towards destigmatization. These three paintings were created in the same series of recent work.

Bikini Rooftop, oils, mixed media, 2014

Bikini Rooftop, oils, collage, mixed media, jewelry, sapphires casings, 2014

Saphris Faerie, oils, collage, sharpie, mixed media, 2014

Saphris Faerie, oils, collage, sharpie, mixed media, Saphris casings, 2014

Three Ladies, oils, mixed media, collage, nail polish, 2014

Three Ladies, oils, mixed media, collage, nail polish, pill bottles, makeup boxes, 2014

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