Category Archives: Mental Illness

Distant Worlds

My life fell apart this year. There’s not really a better way to say it. I lost the most precious things imaginable to me, including a lot of my self identity. Sorry to be such a downer. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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A Dark Genius for the Ages

There’s blood beneath every layer of skin Alexander McQueen, what can I say about you that hasn’t already been said? It’s been a year and a half since Lee Alexander McQueen, just Lee to his friends, committed suicide, and I … Continue reading

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TV Time: Skins (Part II)

Like many Skins fans, I was traumatized and heartbroken at the start of series 3.  I realize that the paradigm of changing “generations” every two series is probably for the best, but I missed the characters I had grown to … Continue reading

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TV Time: Skins

I interrupt your regular schedule of art history geek wet dreams to bring you something completely different.  I would like to discuss TV, and since it’s my blog, I’m going to go ahead and do it.  I want to write … Continue reading

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Ballet, Art, and Love

WARNING:  SPOILERS FOR BOTH “BLACK SWAN” AND “THE RED SHOES” Last week, I had the fascinating and disturbing experience that is watching Black Swan.  Going into it, I knew that the plot involved some of my very favorite things:  ballet, … Continue reading

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Starving Art

Over the past two days I’ve had my first experiences with art therapy.  It’s weird being on the other side of the canvas.  The only other time I’ve been on a different end of the artistic process is when I … Continue reading

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Crazy Cats and Sane White Space

I posted a few weeks ago about Gericault’s portraits of the mentally ill and the somewhat ridiculous notion in his time that a patient could be diagnosed based on facial features.  Gericault’s portraits provided the “diagnostic material.”  So we, the … Continue reading

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