A Series of Paintings
The work in this series of paintings was inspired by periods of psychosis, by my politics and social views, by exploring my memories and from developing a personal visual language.
As I have bipolar disorder, the condition has often severely interrupted the flow of my life – preventing me from working or even from functioning on a day-to-day level. However, I have in retrospect been able to use my experiences and it is the hallucinations, delusions and depression that have provided the focus for much of my artwork.
I find that the process of creating art is in fact therapeutic – and it is being aware of this that has prompted me to produce work and also to encourage other people to be creative.
The choice is simple: be creative, or go insane.