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 Lakesh, a woman in her thirties who serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective on mental illness. She will forever be grateful for the lessons they taught each other.

About this photo: “This photo was taken at ‘The Magicians’ event, a Syfy show that explores the complexities of magic. I stumbled upon these garden essentials and felt overwhelmed with the need for balance and transformation. The arrangement symbolizes my wish to organize my life so that I can move about freely, while the spillage represents my attachments that have been scattered just enough to be blown away or grounded? Perhaps, the real work is accepting that balance and transformation are one in the same.”


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4 responses to “Balance and Transformation”

  1. Joel Avatar

    What a lovely still life! The tones and the muted colors complement the composition well.


  2. daveyone1 Avatar

    Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..


  3. blueribbonfair Avatar

    I love photos like this.


  4. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    Delightful and subtle!


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