When you feel bad your mind continues to focus on all the parts of your life that seem to not be working. Then you feel even worse. This all continues until you wake up to the fact that your self-image is just a mental idea. It is just a concept; a creation of the mind. It is not actually you but rather it is how you think you are

When you feel bad your mind continues to focus on all the parts of your life that seem to not be working. Then you feel even worse. This all continues until you wake up to the fact that your self-image is just a mental idea. It is just a concept

Fragments - you could take multiple photos, reassemble them and then draw/paint or use mixed media?

Brno Del Zou Take multiple photos, cut them into different sized fragments and reassemble them in odd places that still work.

Colorful Faceless Paintings - Artist KwangHo Shin Captures the Complexity of Human Emotions

Colorful Faceless Paintings

Identity Project - Colorful Faceless Paintings - Artist KwangHo Shin Captures the Complexity of Human Emotions (GALLERY)

Manny Robertson- Embroidered Metropolis. ((Each original print is composed of two portraits, one color and one black and white, that have been cut and sewn together by hand.))

Edit // sew two portraits together to create a mixed media piece // Manny Robertson- Embroidered Metropolis. ((Each original print is composed of two portraits, one color and one black and white, that have been cut and sewn together by hand.

“I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water. ” ― Amy Tan

* photo of gymnast is personal to me (from: hidden identity photography.

Surreal Symbolic Sculptures by Michael Alfano - My Modern Metropolis

Surreal Symbolic Sculptures by Michael Alfano

bronzehustler: “Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based sculptor Michael Alfano creates surreal sculptures that use the human body and face to interpret philosophical ideas. The gifted artist’s creations blur the line between figurative and abstract as each.

Damaged. by Lev Kroński, via Flickr

E - Lev Kronsky, Damaged

These portraits make it hard for the identity of the subject to be seen but i like this as the tape contrasts to the photograph. Also these portraits are clean and minimal.

Concealment II by Rosanna Jones, a 19 year old fashion photography student from…

Alexander Calder wire sculpture

Calder and his mobiles a smashing! Wire sculpture by Calder. At spring break camp we have a calder day.we are totally doing these!

Lucas Simões is an mixed media artist from São Paulo that creates hand cut geometrical portraits through ten layers of photographs #collage #layering #brazilian

Hand Cut Geometrical Portraits collage made by through ten layers of photographs by Lucas Simões, Brazilian. Collage through ten layers of photographs.

It's all about time, always. Patricia March - Time | Untitled (Detail) (2011)

Patricia March There's a disconnect between my mind and my heart, but I feel the truth.

Lucas Simões

Cut-outs by Brazilian artist Lucas Chimello Simões. The cut-outs are made with many layers of the same photo. Some of them consist of up to 13 layers.

By Christine Wu. Fragments of three people at different angles merged together into one painting.

Miss Christine Wu "Meet Miss Moss"

I believe this so represents the ravages that a mental illness inflicts upon the soul of those who struggle.

The Deafening - Painting by artist Andrew Salgado

step outside of your comfort zone...

from the book Statue In The Square, by Joanne St.

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