In the Thick of the Flood by Rachel Comba

In the Thick of the Flood by Rachel Comba

Co-winner of the Michelangelo (University & College Students) category at the 2013 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. This year has been very difficult for me emotionally, and psychologically. My mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. News like that takes away any kind of hope or faith you may have had. It’s a constant struggle to ... Read More »

Corona radiata by Harry MacKay

Corona radiata by Harry MacKay

Co-winner of the Michelangelo (University & College Students) category at the 2013 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. The subcortical white matter is responsible for all of the long-distance communication that takes place within the brain. The fact that our brains are capable of anything at all has as much to do with this connectivity ... Read More »

Mental Health is a Family Affair by the Holahan Family

Mental Health is a Family Affair by the Holahan Family

Winner of the da Vinci (Elementary School Students) category at the 2013 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. One Saturday, our family sat down and made pictures that each of us felt represented the brain and mental health. This is what we came up with. Benjamin (age 7): When I do sports and activities, my ... Read More »

Determining a Nation by Rebecca Hay

Determining a Nation by Rebecca Hay

Selected as Viewers’ Choice at the 2013 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. Determination. Courage. That fire you feel burning in every fiber of your being when something you want more than anything in the world lies just outside your grasp. This is what my painting means to me–we’ve all been this little girl, with a ... Read More »

Facets by Tetyana Maniuk

Facets by Tetyana Maniuk

I asked the model to display various emotions during the exposure in an attempt to try and capture the multi-faceted nature of our personality; I used numerous colours to layer in even more complexity. I hope that while looking at this piece, the viewer thinks about the emotions they go through during their day. If ... Read More »

Portrait by Heather Martelock

Portrait by Heather Martelock

Winner of the Picasso (Community Members) category at the 2013 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. My works are interpretations within two-dimensional imagery. Metaphoric images from Judeo-Christian, Aboriginal and ancient cultures that are incorporated into an eclectic portfolio. My paintings push the interpretations by their distortion of the tangible human anatomical structure. The works show the ... Read More »

Life is a Perception of Your Own Reality by Katherine Power

Life is a Perception of Your Own Reality by Katherine Power

Winner of the van Gogh (High School Students) category at the 2013 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. This artwork is a self-portrait, that I was inspired to do when I was going through a very tough time in my life. This piece means a lot to me in the sense that nothing is too hard ... Read More »

My Brain by Irene Beck

My Brain by Irene Beck

My brain is thinking wonderful colour. It is like a colourful design; beautiful colour. My mind sees crystal light dancing shoes. The shapes are my brain. I paint them with my imagination. I paint my imagination on the canvas. It’s about my life story, to colour the whole world. It is classical crystal diamond glitter ... Read More »

Feeling by Amel

Feeling by Amel

The light colours are happy feelings and the dark colours are sad ones. I put them together because I can feel happy and sad at the same time. Read More »

Flower In The Mist by Bizuri

Flower In The Mist by Bizuri

In the picture the colours and lines around the flower hide it a little, but you can still see it. I painted this because sometimes I have emotions that I try to cover up but they end up coming through. Read More »

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