Mental Health exhibit

Coloring Outside The Lines

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

"Coloring Outside the Lines,” the piece that sparked my artistic style, explores finding freedom of expression in a world that often demands conformity.

Artist Statement:

Misdiagnosed due to gender bias, my world felt confusing. Depression, isolation, and suicidal thoughts plagued me for years. Misunderstandings and bullying fueled my sense of "otherness." Finally, at 33, an autism diagnosis explained my sensory processing issues, and social struggles, particularly as a queer nonbinary person.

My art work documents a period of autistic burnout where I couldn’t express myself verbally. In response, I created string painting techniques ("string theory") - a form of self-expression and stimming that embraced my neurodivergence.

Artist: Carolyn Ladd

Acrylic on Canvas

6 x 20in

This piece is part of an exhibit and must remain in the gallery through its duration. Items will be shipped or available for pickup starting 6/13/24.

Back to the collection