So instead of
giving in to despair I chose active melancholy, in so far as I was
capable of activity, in other words I chose the kind of melancholy that
hopes, that strives and that seeks, in preference to the melancholy that
despairs numbly and in distress.
Vincent van Gogh
In the end, I feel
that one has to have a bit of neurosis to go on being an artist. A
balanced human seldom produces art. It's that imbalance which impels
us... The artist lives with anxiety.
Anxiety is the essential condition of intellectual
and artistic creation
This section contains
links to exhibitions of art, literary and other achievements of
sufferers of OCD, OC Spectrum disorders, anorexia nervosa and other
eating disorders, anxiety disorders, ASDs autism spectrum disorders, and
other mental health or neurological conditions. Anyone with any of the
aforementioned conditions may contribute by sending in scanned
photographs of art work, crafts or send files of literary
accomplishments such as poetry or short stories or any other literary
contribution of reasonable length. Also sufferers are invited to
send in short autobiographies to accompany their art work concerning
their experiences as a sufferer of the aforementioned illnesses and how
their art has helped them. However an autobiography need not accompany
artistic or literary work if you are uncomfortable with this.
If you are not involved
with visual arts but are talented in other ways for example music,
acting, dancing and so on you are invited to write about your ability
and how it has helped you cope with your respective illness.
Some of these pages are
graphic intensive and may take a while to download, please be patient.
This is my first web site and unfortunately I may have made some of the
images rather large, a mistake I hope to rectify as soon as possible. In
spite of any difficulties I hope you enjoy these contributions.
link will take you to my second website which, although not related to this one,
is about animal rights issues and similar matters. I hope you will take the time
to visit. You can also access more of Johns photographs and my clip art.Think-differently-about-sheep.com
Kevin Marriott Computer art
Luis Leonal Lopes Drawing
Luis Leonal Lopez photography
Drawing and Rock Painting.
Shirley: Poetry My Little Man and
Andre Pell: Poetry
In the Stillness of the Evening
Null. Poetry: Poem Why Can't I stop?
Painting and drawing
Christine: Clip art
Denniston Keach: Poetry
Shimanta Bhattacharyya: Poetry
Shirely Franklin: Poetry
Kirk Stacy :
- School of OCD
Kirk Stacy :
three new graphics
John: A ghost story
Gail is a talented
writer and suffers with bipolar disorder and OCD. Gail writes about a
diverse range of subjects, including recipes and poetry among others in
both Spanish and English.
Gerald's Storefront - Lulu.com
Creativity: A Personal Perspective
Creativity is dynamic, it asserts life, frees the human spirit, conquers
mental lassitude and illness, and makes real the outrageous potential of
the universal imagination
creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem