Melancholia, a condition that is characterized by severe depression, hallucinations and delusions that can potentially create bodily complaints. This is a body of work that discovers and investigates the term, whilst conveying emotion, distortion and intense change. From combining textures and techniques, the collection of prints evoke the reality and struggles of suffering with a mental illness, potentially exposing the darkness and reality of psychosis. As an artist, experimenting with darkroom processes and materials such as oil pastel and acetate, I found fabricating dark abstract pieces through imagery was similar to therapy.
mixed media photograms