Artist: Thea Cunningham

Artist Bio: Neuroscience and mental health university grad, now a board member of Ancoura

Description: Day after day, I awaken to put on my mask. The face I will wear to take on the world,
Ebb and flow, mask and crack. Each day I put on a new face to take on the world; each day I wonder how long it will last before the demons inside of me break through the surface and destroy the serenity I have wrought. The visage to overcome the obstacles and find my piece of serenity. Yet day after day, mental demons plague from inside, breaking the surface and cracking the canvas I have so diligently painted upon my skin. Through the ebb and flow of remission to distress, I don the masquerade of normality and try to hold myself together as my composed exterior fades to ashes.

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