17 Jul 2014

Books Hold States of Mind

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Clever and symbolic work from Thomas Wightman, a newly graduated graphic designer from Scotland.  Amongst his work we are concentrating on 3 of them that focus on mental disorders.  He uses books, in an artistic way to draw metaphors between art and the state of mind of the people that are afflicted with these debilitating conditions.  He is very insightful choosing to use the book in his work to suggest that when the book is closed everything looks right and everything is contained, but when it is opened the full extent of the condition is in full view.  Opening the book represents opening up about the mental condition, dealing with it and getting help.

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Derailing My Train of Thought.
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"Book Sculpture to convey the effects of OCD on a persons life using the metaphor of a derailing train."

With the text below the train that says: 
"Derailing my Train of Thought.".

(Title and Description by Thomas Wightman).

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Derailing My Train of Thought.
Gif Animation of the various pictures.

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Drowning from Obsession.
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"Book Sculpture to convey the emotions of a panic attack using the metaphor of a sinking ship." 

(Title and Description by Thomas Wightman)

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Drowning from Obsession.
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Drowning from Obsession.
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Plagued by Doubt.
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"Book sculpture to show the emotions of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder."

(Title and Description by Thomas Wightman)

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Plagued by Doubt.
Gif Animation of the various pictures.

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