Inpatient (Winner: Community)

Inpatient (Winner: Community)

Artist Heather J. Martelock Biography: My life has been filled with great positive and negative events all of which assist me to create subjects from those experiences and the ones of those closest to me. The use of oil paint in a figurative expressive style mixed with a touch of realism allows me to produce ... Read More »

Cold, Dark (Winner: Community Members)

Cold, Dark (Winner: Community Members)

Artist: Lenore Gale Description: Three years ago, my best friend walked into the cold woods at 6 am and hung herself with her winter scarf. The cold dark physical space in which she took her life became a metaphor to me, a representation of the cold dark mental space that she slowly walked into for ... Read More »

Untitled (Sculpture) – Winner, University & College Students

Untitled (Sculpture) – Winner, University & College Students

Artist: Sherine Elsharnouby Artist Bio: I am a neuroscience masters student at Carleton University. I have always been very passionate about mental health both from a science point of view and through artistic expression. Description: “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re ... Read More »

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 »

To Know Another Mind by Rebecca Hay

To Know Another Mind by Rebecca Hay

Winner of the Michelangelo (university and college students) category at the 2015 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. Theory of Mind is a concept in neuroscience that examines the root of empathy. It is best defined as the ability to understand that others have different thoughts and experiences from our own. The ability to empathize ... Read More »

The Sun Shines Again by Maelyn Kaya

The Sun Shines Again by Maelyn Kaya

Co-winner of the da Vinci (elementary school students) category at the 2015 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. I was inspired to create this piece when one of my parents experienced depression. As a child, depression is a difficult thing to understand. It is an invisible illness. We don’t see what is happening in the brain, but ... Read More »

Freedom by Kirk Davidson

Freedom by Kirk Davidson

Co-winner of the da Vinci (elementary school students) category at the 2015 Brain & Mental Health Art Show. The person riding the bike is a friend of my mom’s. Freeriding makes him happy and feel free the same way art does for me. It is important to find ways to express yourself in life an ... Read More »

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