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Boxed In

Boxed In is an introspective public art installation reflecting on my mental health recovery journey and artistic practice within a rehabilitation home. I'm part of a community with diverse backgrounds and mental health experiences. Listening to the stories of my peers inspired me to capture their expressions on corrugated cardboard boxes with charcoal. As these cardboard boxes with their delicate charcoal portraits are placed in public, exposed to the elements, they undergo a transformative process, symbolising both resilience and vulnerability.

Creating art fosters connection and understanding for me and my community. Boxed In encourages viewers to confront issues surrounding the intersectionality of mental health and homelessness. Through ephemeral public art installations, I aim to challenge stigma and foster empathy for those living with mental illness.

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