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.

Photos taken by contributor Jennifer, a photographer in her twenties from Jacksonville, Florida. Jennifer suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Her photography is influenced by her PTSD, and anxiety in general. Her work tends to center on the themes of longing, nostalgia, and occasionally hope. She especially enjoys creating and photographing miniature scenes. While art has always been her passion, since developing PTSD, it has also come to serve as an outlet and a form of therapy. Jennifer uses art to process who she is and who she wants to be, one day at a time.

About these photos: “Originally part of my series, ‘Melancholy’, these pieces have now been broken off to form their own series. ‘Distant’ features the dollhouse figure in the white dress, while ‘Melancholy’ features the dollhouse figure in the blue dress.

In the same way, while ‘Melancholy’ is about depression, anxiety flowing free and discovering fleeting bits of hope, ‘Distant’ is about longing, reaching, discovery – depression and anxiety in their ebb – and the moments that bring you back down.”

Find more from Jennifer at her website.


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8 responses to “Distant”

  1. Hank shaw Avatar
    Hank shaw

    This is a very strong, creative and effective series…


  2. Britta Avatar

    I really love these! great stuff…


  3. Marie Avatar

    Lovely. Haunting.


  4. Robert Crisp Avatar
    Robert Crisp

    These are amazing.


  5. Jennifer Nichole Wells Avatar

    Reblogged this on Jennifer Nichole Wells and commented:
    Broken Light shared my ‘Distant’ series. So happy to be a part of this wonderful Collective. Thank you all.


  6. Mike Abraham Avatar

    Haunting and full of questions ..captivating. Thanks for sharing!


  7. thelawfuloutlaw Avatar

    Really effective work. Beautiful, yet harrowing.


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