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 first-time contributor Olivia, a 52-year-old multi-media artist living in the Midwest of the United States. She is a survivor of child and young adult incest, and suffers with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Olivia began photographing as a child. Recording life through her camera lens was a method she employed to interact with the world around her. Olivia is not as disconnected from the world today due to the love and encouragement from her husband (her #1 cheerleader), and her supportive and caring psychiatric team.

About this photo: “As I love words as much as I do images, my current series couples my photographs with quotes by writers and poets I admire. By using others’ words I don’t feel as exposed as I would using my own. This provides me with comfort and safe distancing as I try to negotiate a world that is still too accelerated for me. This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, New York and is titled Same Day Service.”


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2 responses to “Same Day Service”

  1. centerforcreativework Avatar

    This photograph reveals, unveils so much in all the barriers in it, and with the word “cleaners”–so many connotations. So engaging and thought provoking. Creativity triumphs!


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