The Chair


Please welcome first-time contributor Katie Kelleher, a 29-year-old artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been faced with mental health challenges, including bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, anorexia, and self harm, leading to hospitalizations, treatments, hardships, and different turns along the journey.  The experience of mental illness also came with the realization and the necessity to create something beautiful from that which seems broken, which much of her art and photography reflects.

About these photos: “I created a series of images taken of a chair in different settings from hiking up mountain tops, crossing rivers, searching alleyways, and climbing in windows of abandoned buildings. It represents to me that which is unseen but always present wherever I go: my mental illness.

Find more at Katie’s website, and her Instagram @kelleher_katie


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10 thoughts on “The Chair

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  1. Awesome work. I love what you’ve done with the chair theme. I live in Franklin, not too far from you. I just started following you on Instagram. I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work.


  2. Wow! These images aren’t just art. They are like a diary. This empty chair in all these different setting represents so much more than just an empty chair. I love this so much.


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