I am Obsessed.
Obsessed with Detail,
Obsessed with symmetry,
Obsessed with ritual.
Obsessed with creating things that act as a positive product
of a condition that lies rooted in anxiety and stress.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a relatively common condition which effects
people in varying degrees of severity, I am one of these people. I wish to use this exhibition to illustrate and educate, to visualise something that exists in the mind
to attempt to instill a level of empathy in its viewers.
The feelings of anxiety in an OCD sufferer only dissipate if they are able
to perform a certain ritual, if they are unable to for any reason anxiety begins
to manifest itself, the world is warped off kilter and just isn’t quite right.
The mandala, a symbol for existence as a whole relies on symmetry and
illustrative ritual as an intrinsic part of its final appearance. By twisting, turning
and manipulating the order of its design I hope to create a visual representation
of stress, dis-ease and discord.
I aim to illustrate the sickness that so many live with and so little understand.