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: Explosion of the mind, mixed media photography.

07-15-2015, 08:11 AM

My name is Robyn, and I am currently studying as an "Art Foundation" student here in the UK. I have studied photography for the past two years, and I have found a great interest in "Mental Health Art". This means that I focus on specific mental illness and try to capture them in an image that people feel comfortable viewing, yet can relate to. I have a personal struggle with mental illnesses that comes across in my work allowing me to feel personally with my own work. This image has been put together in order to deliver a more personal message to the viewer. This could be how you feel suffering with anxiety, depression, bipolar, or much more. The title "Explosion of the mind" shows that sometimes our mental illnesses can get too much for us sometimes, and we all have to have our own ways of dealing with them. For me, this is through my artwork. Any questions please feel free to ask.

07-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Robyn welcome to the forum. Your work is fantastic. We have all experienced that feeling like our minds are going to explode so I think we all can relate to your picture. For me it is the feeling when my grandkids are here and making messes and having 5 kids making requests for something at the same time and me not feeling well....boy that is when my mind explodes and sometimes my temper.

I truly look forward to seeing more of your work. I've been suffering from Chronic Depression for many years now, under control with meds. I'd be interested in seeing your portrayal of that.

07-15-2015, 11:24 AM
Welcome..Interesting work!

07-15-2015, 01:30 PM
Hmm an interesting idea Robin, I like it!

And welcome ^_^

07-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Very interesting direction to take with your art. It's wonderful that u have found something u are passionate about.
Like Terry, I also suffer from chronic depression, also controlled with meds.

I like the art, but for me, the imagery reminds me of a past tragedy, which only proves that each of us can view the same piece of art differently.

07-16-2015, 07:35 PM
Thank you all for your kind words!

I'm glad you all like it and can relate to it in some way or another. Individual interpretation is what I am looking for.

Thanks again,