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Toni Maloney

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the purpose of my project was to highlight a visual representation of mental health and how it can make us feel when we have to live with it. For my final piece, I chose to use a figure screaming in the style of DL Alvarez to show distortion in the painting.

 

My project is supposed to represent a surrealist approach to the subject of mental health in order to show how warped our feelings can be under these circumstances. The lack of colour is there to represent the feelings of hopelessness and anguish that mental health problems can bring about, which i hope was conveyed well. What I like about this piece is that you can’t determine what my theme was just by looking at this painting, which illustrates the idea that mental illness is often hidden from the public eye.