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 Cricket, an artist living with schizophrenia. In 2000, he was hospitalized for hearing voices, paranoid thoughts, and self destructive behavior. Since then, medication has helped him live a somewhat normal life. 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 tend to love the dark – I’m very fond of night shots. I’m attracted to dark rich colors and this shows up in my art and the way I dress. This shot was taken walking across Berkeley at dusk.”

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

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2 responses to “Dusk”

  1. shanechall Avatar
    shanechall

    Gotta check out more from Cricket, this is nice. I’m always looking for good dark shots.

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  2. autisticaplanet Avatar
    autisticaplanet

    Thank you for sharing your photo. I, too like the nighttime. It is quieter and most peaceful.

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