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Life as a Two-Headed Beast (Bipolar)

Abigail Southworth's avatar Abigail Southworth

Life as a Two-Headed Beast is the story of the silent struggle faced by almost 6 million Americans every year. Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme changes in mood. Previously known as manic-depressive disorder, bipolar causes shifts between depression and mania. This is illustrated by the two faces of the woman in the artwork. But even more tell-tale is the text surrounding the woman- a direct reflection of attitudes towards the illness itself held by those around her. We call her the two-headed beast not because that's how she sees herself, but because there's how we see her.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Digital Illustration
  • Width: 6
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 3