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 »

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 »

Overflow by Madison Foran

Overflow by Madison Foran

My work explores the reality of being stuck within your own world of thoughts and the fight between who you are and who you’re supposed to be. Which can wear you down to your core. We live in a world where we are told what we have to be; we are told we have to ... Read More »

The Final Peace by Sherine Elsharnouby

The Final Peace by Sherine Elsharnouby

This piece represents the relationship between creativity and suicide. Studies have shown that artists exhibit a higher rate of mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse. They are also more likely to commit suicide. Many great artists and poets like Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf and High School Students ... Read More »

This Order is Disordered by Sherine Elsharnouby

This Order is Disordered by Sherine Elsharnouby

This art piece shows hands giving away a disordered brain because of all the pain it has inflicted.The brain is leaking blood and the canvas is mostly covered in words with a negative connotation. However, it is also leaking gold and there are positive words scattered throughout, showing that being disordered also comes with positive ... Read More »

Waxing and Waning Reflections by Shainaz Moosa

Waxing and Waning Reflections by Shainaz Moosa

Mental states are simply reflections of the influences around us – media, social constructs, life experiences – analogous to the phases of the moon being reflections of the sun when in various orientations. Thus we can be portrayed in different “light” depending on what is most prevalent in our life at any one instant in ... Read More »

The Thinking Cap by Matthew Buchanan

The Thinking Cap by Matthew Buchanan

This piece of art was created for me by my amazing grandmother Marion Buchanan. Over my last four years as a cognitive science/neuroscience student at Carleton University I’ve fallen in love with brain and the mind. Grandmother’s are awesome because they listen and care so much. When I was a child I used to love ... Read More »

Dendritic Arborization by Brad Bujaki

Dendritic Arborization by Brad Bujaki

This piece was originally inspired by the words “dendritic arborization,” referring to how branched out a neuron’s dendrites become depending on the function and location of the neuron. That’s what gave me an image of a tree growing from a person’s head. As the idea developed and I decided I wanted to make a clay ... Read More »