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 first-time contributor John Flood, a 34-year-old man who was hospitalized at 21 for extreme depression and paranoia, and has never really recovered. He was in darkness for about 8 years, lonely, depressed and filled with sorrow. It felt to him like torture and punishment, but he made it out of the black about 5 years ago. It is still dark everyday for him, but he tries to find the light, if he can. He’s gotten better, but still wants to improve even more.

About this photo: “I took this recently, and the picture captured more then I even expected. It was a long exposure shot and the moment, the pause, for 10 seconds is still in my head now, yet it is now the past…Anyways there’s a poem on it too, that is my new thing which I am hoping to be able to do something one day with..Alright, so me!!”


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8 responses to “Chasing Lightening”

  1. Escaping Elegance Avatar

    Beautiful… image and poem.


  2. celiactulabug Avatar

    Reblogged this on tulabugblog.


  3. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    awesome photo and how wonderful to pair it with your own poem!


  4. Emily Avatar



  5. gita4elamats Avatar

    Fabulous, photo and poem! (。◕‿◕。)


  6. Judy Avatar

    Beautiful photo. It speaks volumes!


  7. Sam Spencer Avatar

    “Wunderbar”! . . .


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