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Art & Life 3: Self Love/Self Harm

playing card, king of hearts and king of spades, hand holding human heart, hand cutting with razorblade
"Self Love/Self Harm", digital (Procreate on Ipad Pro), 2021

Although May every year is mental health awareness month, like many others I believe that every month, week, or day of the year needs to be considered a mental health awareness time.

I started thinking about this topic, and then this digital drawing I made a few years ago, when I noticed a grocery store employee recently with some of the thickest self harm scars I’ve ever seen, covering both arms. As someone who’s struggled with self harm at times in life I’d like to think I get it, and I tried to psychically project understanding and compassion.