Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by Anna Jordan from England, who has Borderline Personality Disorder. She has been struggling with depression, anxiety and weight problems since her early teens. Creating art helps her to release the negative emotions and turn them into something positive and productive. She says that helps her to lead a normal life without restricting herself or being restricted by her health.

About this photo: In this image, I felt inspired by the beauty of frost. I wanted to convey my internal conflict of what can only be described as a kind of ‘mania’. This feeling is clearly unnatural to my personality, but it gives me a sense of invincibility or/and power. Clear minded, focused, completely in control. Despite this drastic change in mood my appearance stays the same; I imagine that if I were a cartoon super hero feeling like this, the only way you’d know I was in this mood is that my hair would blow in an imaginary breeze. This feeling is often the state in which I find my next art idea from.

**Send your self-portraits here to be a part of our Faces of Mental Health Month.

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8 responses to “Melting Point”

  1. columbibueno Avatar
    columbibueno

    Extremely interesting and beautiful!

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  2. John Avatar

    Wow, fabulous!

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  3. jmgoyder Avatar

    Incredible!

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  4. craftynowy Avatar

    Amazing! Very inspiring

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  5. Karla Kly Avatar

    Just perfect

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  6. Karl Chapman Avatar

    great idea, great image

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