Patients with long term mental illness can often times feel lost and in a confusing storm of holding on to their pre-sickness identity vs. finding a new reality in the midst of the chaos. I really wanted to showcase this disarray in a way that told the story subtly as a moment of human experience in ones life that may be enduring these illnesses.
This process was very enjoyable to me, envisioning this piece as a double page spread was a nice change of layout compared to other works I have been doing. The process initially intended to be a portrait, but then turned into more of a narrative.
I hope you enjoy!
Initial Concept Work
2nd Concept Work