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I created this gallery to exhibit artwork I have done while suffering from depression. Most of the work was made while I was in the midst of depression. Some it was done while I was recovering and reflecting back on what I had experienced.

I have lived with depression off and on since I was 11 years old. At the age of 34, I finally sought help and I have been taking antidepressants for 6 years.  Medication, along with therapy,  has freed me from the depression that held me down for so many years.

Most of the pictures in this gallery were created during the time I was seriously depressed, and yet I wasn’t aware that I had an illness. I was preoccupied with thoughts of death, and life seemed empty and meaningless. Without realizing it, I was painting my depression over and over again. I decided to use the art to help other people get a better understanding of the experience of depression.

The original project was funded by a grant from New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council.

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