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 Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a 41-year-old health care professional who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even for a split second.

About this photo:

“To prove that I love you
Because I believe in you,
Summer skies, the stars are
Falling all along the injured coast”
– Paul Simon 

“I’ve always loved that line. He wrote it after travelling through central and South America. After making a similar trip last year, I experienced that same depth of emotion, that same beautiful, peaceful longing that must have inspired those words… That what may seem dark and laid bare can be so perfect… So it is with us.”


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5 responses to “The Injured Coast”

  1. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Beautiful post, man . . thanks!


  2. lmarea3070 Avatar

    Wow, that is nice!


  3. meineDwenie Avatar

    It strucks me.


  4. bluebrightly Avatar

    The photograph beautifully illustrates that mood. And your wiring is very clear as well.


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