The Dark conditions of the Mind

Over the past several months we published several pieces related to mental illnesses, with special attention placed upon how they manifest themselves within art. This process is not only allows the artist themselves an outlet, it creates the chance for others to further understand the issue.

This is exactly the case of today’s artist Shawn Cross. Cross, simply using his ink illustration is manages to depict variety of mental illness disorders whilst placing emphasis on that they are not a joke, and additionally as something that could not be ‘grown out off’.
Originally created as part of Inktober month (a month in which thousands of artists come together simply to illustrate.

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His pieces have a very definite ‘dark’ element to them which is both disturbing and captivating.

Take a look for yourselves…
Do you agree with his depictions?

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