Showing posts from May, 2017

"Sounds of Silence" Mental Health/Depression

The Saunders Gallery is proud to present a community driven exhibition,  giving voice to an illness that is not clearly defined or understood. This exhibit and project has been created by the inspiration of a friend named Jim. Jim found himself battling an uncertain illness, depression.  By the Grace of GOD, Jim found peace, by finding the right place for diagnosis, treatment and healing. This life changing experience sent a call to action for him to share his experience by commissioning a painting depicting his emotional battle with depression, with the intent of helping just one other person in their flight with depression. The pastel painting by Bev Saunders, is the feature for this exhibit. The painting was created by the use of several inspiring photos and images that Jim had shared relating to his feelings and emotions. The painting depicts a “being”, lost and detached from the world, feeling helpless and obscure. The hands of the Saving Grace that are always there to upli