Hidden Minds

Karen Cress's avatar Karen Cress

Hidden Minds was created with the intention of shining a light on mental illness. There seems to be a pervasive social stigma attached to mental disorders. Some people consider those with mental disabilities as lazy or to be faking their illness for benefits when in reality mental illness is no less serious than cancer. These paintings present an opportunity to step inside the mind of someone suffering in order to allow a more empathetic experience. Along side the paintings will be descriptions of the mental illness portrayed in each painting (Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Depersonalization Disorder).

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3/4in
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 3ft
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 2ft