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 contributor Danielle who struggles with bipolar disorder. While her life often feels like one obstacle after another, she is grateful to have photography, and a loving husband who helps her see color when she feels trapped in a world of black and grey.

About this photo: “I was coming home from an art show in a rather run-down area. I love photographing things that are falling apart, so I was practically drooling as I drove past one broken down thing after another. I didn’t actually stop though until I saw an old boarded-up movie theater. I couldn’t resist. I walked around the side of the building and there was a series of fading murals on the wall. I especially loved this one of a Picasso-esque couple, and the way it looked next to the boarded-up door and decaying building. They looked playful and whimsical… loving, and yet, sad and trapped by the boards on top of them.


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7 responses to “Trapped Lovers”

  1. Sunflower Avatar

    Wow, this is incredible!


  2. Cardinal Guzman Avatar

    Yes, they’re definitely trapped.


  3. clementinalima Avatar

    Beautiful photography.


  4. quarksire Avatar

    somewhere in here there is more than a story wow, kewl one 🙂 Q


  5. tms Avatar

    Very nice picture, full of meaning to my eye…


  6. suej Avatar

    Great take on the theme….


  7. Joel Avatar

    The juxtaposition of the elements in this picture is lovely.


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