Carlie Simpkin Delves into the Mind of Mental Illness Through Art

 - Jun 10, 2011
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The Behance Network featured a series of fascinatingly abstract images dubbed as 'Mental Illness and Curing' by UK-based artist Carlie Simpkin. The collection screams with chaos, covered in vivid colors and intense hand strokes. Mental illness is a dominant topic in many health-related aspects due to the public's continuous battle with the disease.

Simpkin painted four images, all of which tell a different story with common bases. Whether it is emotions drowned in sorrow or the fear of being medically examined by professionals, mental illness is such a delicate, yet complex topic to visualize.

Carlie Simpkin's talent crosses barriers due to her use of color, vibrant imagery and metaphorical viewpoints that can be relative to many individuals, whether they are battling mental illness silently or publicly.