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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 a contributor in New Jersey. She’s a woman in her thirties who has had many diagnoses over the years, including major depressive disorder and bipolar II, as well as traits of borderline personality disorder, OCD, and ADD.

About this photo: “Sometimes abstract photos capture my moods even better than photos I take of people, places or things. They’re unexpected, unpredictable, and change from one frame to the next, much like my moods. I took this one sleepless night, on the move, dancing around with a glow stick and my camera. To me, it evokes mania/hypomania and insomnia emerging from the darkness of depression.


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10 responses to “Bipolar Abstraction”

  1. Rajiv Avatar

    I really love these photos


  2. overjean Avatar

    Reblogged this on O C T A G O N.


  3. sustainabilitea Avatar

    Gorgeous color and flow!



  4. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Brilliant and extremely expressive.


  5. frizztext Avatar

    “dancing around with a glow stick” = good idea!


  6. Cardinal Guzman Avatar

    Nice abstract.


  7. bpdtransformation Avatar

    A beautiful photo for its randomness and unpredictability. Could relate to BPD as well as depression / mania.


  8. Jeff Sinon Avatar

    The colors in this are stunning. I could look at it for hours.


  9. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    fascinating photo!


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