The lithograph “Not My Thyroid”, created by artist Julia Morgan features complex images related to mental health. The lithograph shows a faceless woman with long black nails reaching out in front of her and beyond the edge of a mirror. In front of the mirror are four dramatic masks that depict anger, surprise, sadness, and happiness. By looking at the image, the viewer can recognize that it was created with emotion and has a powerful meaning for the artist. It also instills those same powerful emotions in the viewer. The aim and intention of the lithograph as stated by Julia Morgan is to illustrate a personal struggle with anxiety and disassociation.
Feature: Aarón Blanco Tejedor at Unsplash, Creative Commons
Body: Julia Morgan, used with permission