The Aim by Heather J. Martelock

The Aim by Heather J. Martelock

Co-winner of the Picasso (community members, post-docs, and principle investigators) category at the 2015 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. My life has been filled with great positive and negative events’ all of which assist me to create paintings and drawings from these experiences’ and from the experiences of those closest to me. The use ... Read More »

Neuroscience Webs by Teresa Fortin

Neuroscience Webs by Teresa Fortin

Co-winner of the Picasso (community members, post-docs, and principle investigators) category at the 2015 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. I was about to throw this piece broken piece of glass in the garbage when I noticed how it had broken into a beautiful web-like pattern. I thought it would make a good piece of ... Read More »

DUG !N by Marc Lapointe

DUG !N by Marc Lapointe

Co-winner of the Picasso (community members, post-docs, and principle investigators) category at the 2015 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. Combat Disabled…feeling frightened, sad, anxious, and disconnected. So many words…this represents some 20 years of accumulated traumas. Here are the main events; 1993-94, Balkans, Sarajevo, Srebrenica and UN Forces Protection at the Bakovici (adult) and ... Read More »

Kabloom by Jen MacLeod

Kabloom by Jen MacLeod

This art depicts the pain and beauty of triggers that sometimes occur when I am thrown back to the war in Afghanistan. Read More »

Reality by Jen MacLeod

Reality by Jen MacLeod

This art depicts my body and it’s mental scars. It has letters from home, letters from strangers, letters from me, and all of my other parts that make up me after my ptsd diagnosis. The loss of my old identity as a soldier and my new struggle with mental health. Read More »

My Brain by Jen MacLeod

My Brain by Jen MacLeod

This art depicts the pathways in my brain, the loose screws, the medication, the brokenness of my illness. This is how I see my synapses, my chemicals, and the relationship of my part in a war I still don’t understand to my current reality of disability. Read More »

Untitled by Kathleen McNulty

Untitled by Kathleen McNulty

Inspiration: I love to knit… And was inspired by some album art (specifically Andrew Jackson Jihad). I haven’t painted in years but found the inspiration this year thanks to the right medication cocktail and encouragement from staff members. Read More »

Let go by Susan Shepard

Let go by Susan Shepard

Under the black wavey lines are clues that my partner was not telling me the whole truth. Trying to figure it out literally drove me crazy. I did not let go soon enough which is why I call the piece “Let go” The pink dot is similar to the pink dots I put on the ... Read More »

Live, Listen, Dance by Teresa Fortin

Live, Listen, Dance by Teresa Fortin

One thing I have always loved about histology is the beauty of the end product. These cochlear neurons look like they are dancing to me which I find ironic since the cochlear nucleus is the first neural structure responsible for the processing of sound. Read More »

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