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.

Please welcome first-time contributor William “Cricket” Ulrich, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for shutting down, hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat normal life. He tried tapering down and going off meds but the symptoms always came back. So he stays on medication and doesn’t really talk about it. Depression and paranoid thoughts sometimes return, but he recognizes it and turns to creating art. He gets hyper-creative at times, painting, drawing and taking photographs constantly.  

About this photo: “I photograph the world around me in San Francisco with an artist’s eye. I tend to be dark, so that’s why I’m drawn to night shots. The city is magical at night. On a day when I was down, I went to the Bay Bridge and played tourist. There’s a light in the darkness and it’s beautiful.

You can find more from Cricket at his flickr or Society 6


**Visit Broken Light’s main gallery here. Currently accepting submissions.

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6 responses to “Bay Bridge”

  1. Karen Avatar

    Thank you Cricket. I love the Bay Bridge.


  2. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    I love the reflections on the water


  3. kerlund74 Avatar

    Wonderful nightshot!


  4. Eka Avatar

    Great shot!


  5. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    wonderful shot of the bridge.


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