'Rebirth' 2020

Rebirth is an exploration of mental illness and mental health management through medication. Surrounded by 2682 hand stamped pills, the artist’s naked body lays in the fetal position, a symbolism for the rebirth and growth that she experienced from starting life saving psychiatric medication. This piece was made during the Coronavirus pandemic, with the artist spending many days of lockdown hand stamping each pill onto the paper one by one. The use of this repetitive media creates draws a comparison to the ritualistic Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that the artist suffers, a condition that has been incredibly difficult to manage during a pandemic that is literally her worst fear.

 

August, 2020.

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