John-Paul Flintoff




Postcards from the edge #4

Sketches from my breakdown

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“Sharp. Fortissimo. Repeat”. Drawing on paper. . One of the triggers for my breakdown was the serious illness of a relative. I started thinking about medical graphs, how they suddenly switch from regularity to chaotic disturbance. . Having a breakdown was a bit like that. . I started to play around with images that feature a regular linear progression from left to right, and then to introduce a chaotic boing, like coiled wires springing out, loose and tangled. . I did it with the straight line of a seascape horizon. I did it with the straight line of telegraph wires, with birds sitting on them. And I did it with the straight lines of a musical stave. . This was the first image that combined elements from all of those. I added the sharps, and the fortissimo, and the repeat, because they seemed to capture something of the experience. . I am offering 8” x 12” prints of this image, with 50% of profits to womanstrust during May (Mental Health Awareness Week). DM me if you are interested. . Life can be hard. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or at rock bottom - talk to somebody. . . . . . . . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #depression #anxiety #therapy #arttherapy #artforsale #sketch #sketching #drawing #ink #waxcrayon #artistsoninstagram #instaart #artistsofinstagram</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jpflintoff/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> John-Paul Flintoff</a> (jpflintoff) on

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