Beneath the Shallows
Beneath the Shallows is a series of three mixed media collages representing the emotions impacting individuals living with mental illness. Each collage brings a sense of understanding and evokes emotions to encourage the viewer to connect and understand the emotional distraught felt in the everyday lives of these individuals. These collages feature text written by Amelea Sutherland.
It’s being paralyzed
You wake up and
you have so much you want to do
End up sleeping
Your whole day away
It’s an anchor literally tied to your ankle
You’re struggling so hard not to let
those things bring you down
You’re trying to swim but sometimes you just
Hold that weight
And then you just start sinking a little more and eventually
You just give up gasping
Okay, take a breath.
It’s okay to sit with yourself
I’ll be here for you.