So if you missed my announcement on Facebook, I was admitted to a psychiatric clinic on 19 November 2018. I’ve been working on pushing out more art and psychiatry posts, but wasn’t expecting it like this!
Why art and psychiatry?
Last year was unbelievable. With sobriety and my art, I have tapped into a deeper sense of self and expressing that in a way that has brought me so much more than just joy. It gave me a sense of purpose- especially when it helped people with their own challenges. I think the experience of exploring sobriety and art, has definitely sparked a deeper interest in the field of art and psychiatry.
Anyway, because of my heightened awareness, and writing my memoir (and all the other work I’ve done this year), my condition has been put under the spotlight. Stuff like the migraines, and other symptoms I experienced this year since April, and in combination with the usual symptoms l have been living with since I was around 7 years old, we did some reassessing.
I decided to do a painting a day while I was hospitalized A3 and A2 sizes. Sometimes it was great work, otherwise, it just worked. Either way, I took each day as it came, and created something- it kept me alive.
This is day 5 in the clinic- 210 × 297mm “Catch me if you can”.