TORN OUT PAGES … RENEE

 

Renee suffers from manic depression (also called bipolar dissorder). She has been going in and out of mental hospitals since age 15, and since one year she lives in one of them. Every time the doctors stabilize her with medicines and send her back home, it won´t take long for her to come back in the ward. She often experiences episodes of mania, an abnormally elevated mood combined with feelings of euphoria.  Even though Renee is not a violent person, her impulsive behavior in those manic periods often gets her into trouble.

( WORK IN PROGRESS )

 

 

Renee´s portrait taken in one of her manic states.  

Renee´s portrait taken in one of her manic states.

 

Lunch time in the hospital where she lives.  

Lunch time in the hospital where she lives.

 

Angry Renee smokes a cigarette inside her room in the hospital. She is very upset since she has been hospitalizedagain against her will. In the background a picture of her from when she was young.  

Angry Renee smokes a cigarette inside her room in the hospital. She is very upset since she has been hospitalizedagain against her will. In the background a picture of her from when she was young.

 

Art piece made by Renee at the hospital.  

Art piece made by Renee at the hospital.

 

Spending the day together at the beach. Since she has been prescribed with new medicines to calm her down, there is not that much left of the old Renee.      

Spending the day together at the beach. Since she has been prescribed with new medicines to calm her down, there is not that much left of the old Renee.