“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
- Arthur Somers Roche -
- preface -
As an individual that has struggled with anxiety, I needed to find a way to channel my irrational thoughts and emotions into something productive-an activity that would ground my mind in the midst of everything swirling around in my head. This project began a few weeks ago, when I was having an abnormally difficult struggle. I was attempting to edit a series of photos whilst dealing with the thoughts in my head, but became extremely frustrated that I couldn't focus. I began to warp, distort, and manipulate the photo I was working on until it was unrecognizable.
The result shocked me.
My anxiety had retreated, my hands stoped shaking, and my thoughts were clear. I realized in that moment that I had found my creative outlet. The following pieces were created during some of my lowest points. Their purpose is not meant to be anything more than an honest expression of my frustration, irrational thoughts, and feelings.