All Mad Here

All Mad Here

In her series “All Mad Here”, Toronto artist Sarah Y. Varnam depicts mental health through an abstract lens. Her piece Social Phobia examines the unique, and not entirely pleasant, perceptions we have of ourselves in social situations. Varnam utilizes neuroanatomical imagery, alluding to the link between mind and body. The figure in the image is hunched over, nervous, sweating; a familiar state for those with social anxiety.

Image Credits

Feature: Sarah Y. Varnam at Apple of My Odd Eye, Used With Permission
Body: Sarah Y. Varnam at Apple of My Odd Eye. Used With Permission