Melancholia, a condition that is characterized by severe depression, hallucinations and delusions and can potentially create bodily complaints. This is a body of work that discovers that and conveys emotion, distortion and intense change. From combining textures and techniques, I have created a collection of prints that can evoke the reality and struggles of suffering with a mental illness, potentially exposing the darkness and reality of psychosis. Experimenting with darkroom processes and materials such as oil pastel and acetate, I fabricated dark abstract pieces that evoke my emotions throughout imagery. The uniqueness of each individual print and the element of chaos was something that I strived to include, that could have the ability to speak volumes.
Alicia Hughes • Ed Matthews • Alice Oliver • Abby Poulson • Tom Richards • Chelsea Summers • Chloe Williams •