Wednesday, October 29, 2014
This is an image from my upcoming exhibition, "Between Two Poles: A Bipolar Themed Solo Exhibition. I am very excited about this. The concept for this presentation came about as a result of the connection between bipolar disorder and creativity.
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison's book, "Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament" makes a compelling point with substantial data that many successful creative works were the result of people having bipolar disorder.
The revelations and connections that can be made in hypo-mania, and possibly mania, can be the very fuel that sparks high levels of creativity in a variety of professions. The number of visual artists, actors, authors, writers and scientists who live with bipolar are staggering.
When I looked at the work I had created over the past few years, there is a duality to my work.
Right now, I am looking to seek funding to support for my solo exhibitions, actually two. One will be at the Shemer Fine Arts Center, Phoenix, Arizona. I will have a second one is Scottsdale. We are working out the details. The Shemer Show will open late January.
My Kickstarter is where you can support my project.
I am very excited about this exhibition.