Art Based on the Symptomatology and Psychopathology of Mental Health

Mental disorders are often explored scientifically, but not artistically. It is my goal to present through surrealism the various symptoms and characteristics of various disorders and trauma. The goal of doing such is to merge the scientific aspects of understanding the foundational psychopathology, symptoms, and results of a trauma with the creative and artistic side of capturing and presenting that disorder. This project will be an endeavor of both artistry and education (as research must be allotted to the disorder before embarking on a painting to show a specific disorder). By showing a particular disorder in a different form, an awareness of the disorder or trauma can be presented to the public outside of the common lecture or scientific jargon. Where the primary focus is artistic, if awareness is given to the disorder that inspires additional research and methodologies for a cure, such is a benefit I would embrace.