Mental illness is scarcely represented in the arts. Endemic lack of awareness has facilitated stigma and misunderstanding. This work recreates experiences associated with madness to foster empathy and promoting tolerance.
Narrative animation combines drawing and authorship producing a multidimensional forum for expression. A thoughtful portrayal of psychosis can question our notions of reality as conventional perception interchanges with illusion through visual and auditory
hallucinations. The viewer is allowed a glimpse through the gates of perception normally restricted to the visions of a shaman in the grips of religious ecstasy or the feverish deliriums of a raving madman.
Study for Patients Ink and Pencil Drawn Animation, 3:32 min