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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Steve Mitchell, a Cornish born British male in his fifties. Steve has lived his whole life with a non-affecting physical but visible disability from birth trauma. The older he got the more he realized how the stigma of disability has isolated him from living a “normal” life. For many years he’s struggled with depression. His only relief is when he’s away from society, immersed in nature with his two canine companions, and trying to capture the beauty of nature with his camera.

About these photos:

“Juxtaposed.
Light & Shade. 
Heaven & Earth.
Above & below. 
Wild nature & contrived.
A study of a mud sculpture at Heligan Gardens & an image from Wistman’s Wood Dartmoor.

Dartmoor is rich in pre-Christian history & Wistman’s wood full of myth, mystery, magic & legend.

The weather has sculpted these old oak trees into wonderful natural statues overgrown with moss, lichens & bilberry.

I was drawn to the similarities & differences between these two images & thought I’d put them together.”

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7 responses to “Juxtaposed”

  1. jenniferblue Avatar

    so wonderful!

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  2. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Fantastic photos. Like the juxtaposition.

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  3. bluebrightly Avatar

    Very well done – and both photos question appearances, which must be something you’ve done deeply all your life.

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  4. poemcollision Avatar
    poemcollision

    so great!

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  5. Cla-c Avatar
    Cla-c

    Great Steve

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  6. autisticaplanet Avatar
    autisticaplanet

    Some “normal” people have their own disability and need to get their heads examined. These are wonderful photos. Some of us can benefit from the crap some”normal” people shove down our throats.

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  7. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    These are really interesting photographs….

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