Falling Apart

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This piece is about mental illness, specifically the illness of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an illness that plagues people, that plagues me, with hallucinations and delusions among other symptoms.

The word “schizophrenia” literally means “split-mind” but according to Ely Saks “The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare.”

This piece is very much based on this quote. The brain is splitting and starting to shatter. The pieces are falling upwards to symbolize the lack of sense, the disorganized mind, I experience. I feel that my mind is about to explode and I tried to show this through intense contrasts and bright colors.

This page is an exploration into my exploding mind, a very unusual mind.  Thank you for taking this journey with me.