Wired: Off Kilter
Mixed media works consisting of resin, acrylic, and three-dimensional objects
In Wired, a series of mixed media works consisting of resin, acrylic, and three-dimensional objects, I bring awareness to mental health by illustrating pills in patterns. Scattered pills are a common thread among the works to illustrate that medication is the primary route as opposed to nontraditional therapy, such as cognitive behavioral. With this, I briefly delve into chemical imbalances as a side effect. My work invites the viewer to think and experience second hand the life of the one in five adults who live with mental illness. I chose to work symbolically to keep the viewer’s attention on the important message rather than the intricacy of my work. My work is easy to digest but facilitates discussion as it lingers in the mind.