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89 Albert Embankment
18 January 2007
Dear Forum Artists,
I have recently read about the way some of you use art as a survival technique and think that this is a great idea, and know that focusing your mind on something can help you gain control. When I feel angry or annoyed concentrating on listening to music, drawing or reading can help, as I dont concentrate on whats made me feel the emotion I concentrate on something else. Even though youre using it for totally different reasons than me I think the principles are very similar.
I also think that art should be something you enjoy doing and that when something is used for a purpose instead of enjoyment it can lose its interest a bit like a song youve heard too many times or the Sunday repeats of East Enders.
Some expressive pieces of work that I
particularly enjoyed looking at was the USUAL SUSPECTS and MEDTRIX by Matty B these pictures interest me because when you first look
at them they appear like normal pictures but as you read them
there is a lot of underlying emphasis on quite deep subjects such
as the flaws of the mental health system and peoples personality
traits but instead of it being insulting it is more said in a
sarcastic manner. I also like these pieces because I like drawing
comic strips and characters.