By: Trevor T.
This piece points and explores the internal disconnect that can be experienced by someone with ADHD and being treated with medication. Often I like to use my art to articulate my own personal struggles. At the time of making this piece I had recently been diagnosed with ADHD and with medication I was able to more clearly recognize my internal disconnect- especially when I was off of meds. This piece depicts my difficult first few months experiencing side effects while trying to find the right ADHD medication and dosage for me. I used black and white and the juxtaposition between my mixed media to illustrate the mental disconnect I experienced while on and off medication. This piece is important to me not only in it's depiction of my own personal struggles but in the hopes that it's imagery of the separation of internal and external will resonate with others and their journey with mental health.