The mind-body dichotomy is a myth of our contemporary society, and one that has particular relevance for artists. The work you produce reflects your internal state, and your well-being will not only impact what you make, but your motivation to make it in the first place. While discomfort with the status quo is often what drives artistic exploration, it is important that the discomfort doesn’t reach a degree where it becomes destructive or debilitating. Maintaining a strong awareness of your physical, emotional, and psychological health is critical to successfully making work.
CHRONIC ILLNESS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND DEPRESSION
Those who have been eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward MELANCHOLIA ...