This was the work I did for the annual Mental Health collaboration, organized by UNSA e pela Zawadi Parizek Parizek- Between Minds – UNSA 2017.
The name of my piece is Transformation
My work was inspired by an advertising campaign that Healthyplace.com site did to combat the stigma against mental illness. They chose one of Norman Duenas’s illustrations and a text by the writer William C. Hunnan. Mental illnesses affect the functioning of the brain. They can affect behavior, thoughts, emotions, and the ability to understand informations. Mental illnesses make normal life difficult, they are very hard diseases and can last a lifetime, so I represented the painting of Norman Duenas on a rock.
I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart, you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.- William C. Hannan