Bipolar Disorder is a prevalent, yet highly misunderstood mental health illness. I try to capture the cyclic mood changes of Bipolar disorder using color, shapes, and alternating environments. A daytime scene captures the essence of mania: Sleepless nights, delusions, and irritability; while a night scene highlights depressive symptoms such as feelings of defeat, sadness, fatigue, and hopelessness.
Psychosis — Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is another mental illness that is highly stigmatized and misunderstood. Through this piece I hope to better define the relationship between psychosis (a syndrome) and schizophrenia (a mental health disorder which psychosis is often a symptom). This artwork highlights the disassociated thinking often present in Schizophrenia which I try to illustrate in a dynamic and vibrant separation of form.