Dissociation

An original work of art.

Artist Statement: During the process of creating this painting, my mental health fluctuated a ton. I had some really joyful moments, and at the same time, I’ve reverted back to some harmful thought patterns. I made this painting to represent dissociation, something both the subject and I experience. I want the viewers of this work to understand, if only in a small way, what many people experience chronically.

Anaelle is a Teen Executive Leadership Committee member with Here.Now. and a junior at S.A.R Highschool. She is passionate about creating new and innovative discourse around mental health. She is an artist who works primarily in ink and hopes to show the word that art doesn’t have to be perfect or popular to be meaningful.

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