Tag: art and mental illness

The Looking Glass – Identity on the Borderline

The Looking Glass - By Charlotte Farhan

When identity is unstable life can feel as if you are staring through a mirror wondering what the “other side” means ? Like Alice who questions the world on the other side of the mirror’s reflection – before stepping through and entering an alternative…

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Life and Death – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Life and Death - Charlotte Farhan

    Life and Death – Charlotte Farhan – Death plagues my mind with unexplained solutions the reconciliation is not within reach life is filled with plans for executions this fear you can not unteach. – We are told it is a circle something…

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Waiting for a sign – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Waiting for a sign - By Charlotte Farhan

  Waiting for a sign – By Charlotte Farhan – Signs are like spoken word pictures form sentences letters are transferred meaning is given through penmanship or even when blurred the beginning of us the metaphor of genesis or the theatre of the absurd….

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Introspection – Art and Philosophy by Charlotte Farhan

Introspection - By Charlotte Farhan

      Are there two worlds, one physical and one mental? Can we experience both with a conscious awareness?  What is introspection and how does one use it? These questions were “in my mind” when creating this piece of art, as a student…

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“I am Fine” the mantra of unseen illness – By Charlotte Farhan

I am fine…. I AM FINE! I. AM. FINE.  However which way I say these three words they are always a lie. Not a vicious deceitful lie, but a lie which serves me well whilst simultaneously crushing me emotionally; with each utterance. This little…

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Somewhere Among the Clouds – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Somewhere Among the Clouds - By Charlotte Farhan

Somewhere Among the Clouds – By Charlotte Farhan – Somewhere among the clouds my mind reflects back at me creating faces in moments telling stories with whipped cream floating overhead they enshroud changing colours of our family tree searching for every branches atonement shadows…

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Fragile – Illustration and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile - By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile – My emotions are encased in glass, self preservation enclosed them there, in a mason jar for safe keeping, fear like a snake in the grass, infectious despair simply to scare, in my jar I am left weeping. – Fragility is never a…

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Inner Child – Art, Poetry and Philosophy by Charlotte Farhan

Inner Child - By Charlotte Farhan

  Inner Child  by Charlotte Farhan I abandoned you my child within, they said you had grownup, convincing me of my mortal sin, forcing me to split and breakup. – You hid – undiscovered for a long time, I forgot about you – putting…

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Like moths among the whisperings – Art by Charlotte Farhan

Like moths among the whisperings - By Charlotte Farhan

Like moths among the whisperings – Art by Charlotte Farhan.

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Halloween and the stigmatisation of mental illness

It is that time of year again – All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween is upon us and has been all weekend, it is a celebration, a ritual and a chance to party with friends, adorning costumes and different personas for one night. With the nights drawing…

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