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 autisticaplanet, a woman in her thirties who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She has had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She’s been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as the MAAP Newsletter, a publication for those with ASD and those who love them.

About this photo: “I crouched down to get a picture of this plant in the process of budding. When I read about the last challenge, I instantly saw this photo in my mind. Light, airy and carefree with a little etherial touch added. I think of ferris wheels and the amusement parks I went to before my neurobiological situation got worse, when my parents were still alive. I see heaven reaching through, lightness, softness, stillness. The absence of chaos.”

This entry was submitted as part of our “Lightness of Being” Photo Challenge

Find more from autisticaplanet at her website


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5 responses to “The Absence of Chaos”

  1. iampeacenow Avatar

    This is lovely! Wonderful perspective. Peace

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Don Avatar

    Nice shot. Though there are many elements, it appears to be organized and symmetric.


  3. Chrissy Day Avatar
    Chrissy Day

    I really like this as well. I like the natural filter that seems to be applied by the light.


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