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 by contributor John G. Evans, a man who has been suffering since 1972 from what is now known to be a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a trauma faced during military service time. He has discovered that photography and poetry have allowed him a second chance at life, and have released him of his depressive states and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He recently relocated to Boise, Idaho, to photograph the mountain ranges, rivers, canals, nature, wildlife, landscapes and weather.

About this photo: “A Tulip growing in my beautiful garden in Idaho. To be able to wake on a beautiful Spring-time morning and capture the rare beauty of these lovely plants is exquisite.”

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20 responses to “Exquisite Beauty”

    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks very kindly Leah!!!

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thank you Rajiv!

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks very much Mark!!!

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      1. markquijano Avatar

        You’re welcome..

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thank you much Kbaily!!!

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  1. La Sabrosona Avatar
    La Sabrosona

    Wow, just beautiful. My grandfather also had PTSD, although undiagnosed, and he never talked about his experiences in the navy. Maybe that’s a good thing. The only “memories” he gave me were all the coins from the different countries he had kept. I still have the coins. Take good care 🙂

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks so very much for commenting. PTSD is not an easy ordeal. We must try to help each other at whatever stage we are in. I would wish to thank your grandfather for serving in the Navy and yourself for commenting. Thank you!

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thank you so much!!

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  2. Judith C Evans Avatar

    One of my all-time favorites of your photos!

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks Judith! You are my rock!!

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  3. dreambigwords Avatar

    lovely inside and out!

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thank you for saying such a nice comment!

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  4. eLPy Avatar

    Beautiful picture. I like the subtle mood you’ve captured and the soft texture of the flower. 🙂

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    1. johngevans13 Avatar

      Thanks so much for being so kind! I am delighted you found enjoyment in this photograph!

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