July 19, 2019

Why do we suffer silently?

Phellan Barnes

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Ink on paperA mind divided, 2019A5

People will always play a part to be accepted in life and society but behind every smile is a divided mind. My aim was to explore some forms of mental health that lay hidden beneath the surface. The circle is meant to signify a near perfect outer skin that we all use in public to help hide what is really going on within, while the brain demonstrates the divide we feel between ourselves and what others deem ‘normal’ behaviour.