Cassia Davis

 
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Cassia Davis

My practice explores the emotional imbalances caused by mood disorders, in conversation with the prescribed and self-medicating drugs that people take to alleviate the symptoms. My goal is to illuminate the subjectivity of treating mental health, as well as investigate our understanding of what it means to be medicated, as well as to self-medicate, in an era when drugs are more readily available than ever before. It questions how we treat our bodies and how that affects our mental habits. I use my own daily battle with mental illness as inspiration to create: some days go by like a bright blur. Others are long, muted. But once in a while, a bubble of optimism ignites my world and everything glows, shimmers, and fills me with light. 

C17H19N3; Photography Installation; 60in x 120in

Detail of C17H19N3; Digital Image; 20in x 13in

Detail of C17H19N3; Digital Image; 20in x 13in

Detail of C17H19N3; Digital Image; 20in x 13in