The Matrix Of My Brain

Some of my artwork is purely for therapeutic benefit, for me. It was not meant to be seen, it just allowed me to express my deepest emotions and experiences-which I normally keep inside and rarely reveal to anyone.

It occurred to me, however, that if I’d known others felt the way I do, thought the things I do, or even simply to see that art can be a voice for those of us who struggle to verbalise our thoughts and could be a really wonderful thing to someone struggling like I was before I unintentionally discovered the therapeutic benefits of Art. More than that, my art is my voice when I thought I didn’t have one, my escape when I need one and my joy anytime I like.

That’s why I share my personal artwork, because if it can help me, then it can help others too. Putting my confessional artwork out there, bearing my soul to the world, showing my raw honest truth is a scary thing..but if it resonates with just one person and helps them to find a way to cope with their struggles, then it was worth it.

‘Poetry Mind Map’
Mixed Media

Original Pencil/Black Fine Point Marker Pen Drawing
(Poetry and Image digitally merged )

‘The Matrix of my Brain’

‘The matrix of my brain,
Kaleidoscopes entwine,
Patterns surge through my mind,
Like an ever lasting wave,
Rushing up and down,
Constant motion in my mind,
Causes distortion and commotion,
Sea sickness all the time,
Will this constant motion refrain at anytime?
Will I ever be the same?
Do I want to ride this wave?
Do I want to fight this fight?
Do I have the strength or courage?
What if I’ve already lost my plight?’

Eleni NeoBenyon

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