I didn’t know almost anyone there, and turning up at 4.30 to hang art, but not having my poetry reading on until 8.30 made it a bit of a long night for me. Here’s my Ink not Blood display:
I hope other people will find them inspiring too. I had to explain to a few people that I wasn’t trying to incite self-harm, these works were aimed at other people like me who have issues with self-harm already and were trying to find ways to overcome it. You will be able to buy an 8×10 print of any of these photos from my To Buy page soon.
There was a small collection of art around themes of loss, mental illness and suicide, some painted as tributes to lost friends, such as this beautiful painting by Emerson Ward, an artist who’s work is often displayed at the Medieval Fair.
The sign in the painting reads “Your art is your soul, don’t sell it cheap”.
I also really liked this one, “Nesting Babooshka’s of Mourning” by Jackie Reichstein.