The surrealist photograph illustrates the protruding mask in regards to the Mental Health conversation. The lack of freedom forces a contrived and fearful emotive quality to advertise their true self. We have become superficially manufactured into a picturesque mould. Without the discussion of mental health and mental wellbeing, a passive manipulation of individuals presence is falsified.
The humour embedded into the conceptual photograph creates an incogitable visualisation about the delusive composition society has formed about Mental Health. Although the tide is rapidly rising concerning the issues of mental illness and the real concerns in which it is grasping onto victims, people are sitting stationary and not actively advocating one the actualities of mental health, and proactively enforcing mental wellbeing within everyday life.
The fragility explored within the sublty of the mint fragments portrays the discourse of Mental Health. The delicate persona heaped into the norm of society. Should we leave it in a unresolved pile, to accumulate in wonder? How did the sturdy break? The abstract forces the questionability or whether we should accept the shatterable, or should we look at methods to construct a whole……..?
Bobby Doherty’s vivid and vibrant still life photography performs an implicit energy in which mental health can have upon ones self, prominently beginning with the solid execution of an individuals sense of self. Once the individual is powerfully intact, they motivate their environment to replicate the wellbeing and the activation of potential, productivity and contribution. The transformation of the still life eggs, through the enhanced colour palette and graphic formation, it is the perfect embodiment into the concept of the immense power in which transformation of the ideology of mental health in 2016.
Anything can look distinctively surprising and convincingly luxurious when sculptured in a manipulated composition. There is a premium composition within the ideology of mental health and its dynamic wellbeing from moment to moment. Mental wellbeing allows one self to feel confident and have positive self esteem, to feel and express a range of emotions, build and maintain good relationships, engagement with the surrounding environment and to cope and adapt to the changes and stresses of daily life.
The power and allurement of the fabulous nature of mental health and wellbeing is being capsulated by the misconceptions of a ‘rubbish’ adverse facade.
We need to understand human vulnerability within narrative psychology, through the translation of emotional experiences into words or illustrations. The experiences of content written in a context of purpose allows a transformation of a bad experience into a constructive and good outcome- all contributing to a positive narrative identity.
The good life is completely subjective, with the dynamic interlocking interfaces dramatically influencing framework of individuals. The steam of the good life can be derived from four illuminating agents. The Pleasant life consists of learning the skills to prolong pleasures. The Engaged life knowing your character strengths and recrafting your work. A meaningful life consists of serving something larger than you believe is larger than just yourself. And lastly the achieving life which is achieving achievements for the sake of it. The explicit ambiguity of the manipulated photography highlights the elements of the good life significant to each individuals perception.
Promoting well-being within mental health, by oozing the extract of a source that most individuals sensually desire through positive interactions. Like scientist create cravings within delicious foods (usually the unhealthy ones) the manufactured dynamic contrasts for the brain and salivary responses that coat the mouth to amplify goodness, mental well-being needs to be as addictive and salivating as this! We have the knowledge, we now need the tools to implement this!
Ironically mental health professionals and systems provoke the misconstrued stigma of mental health due to their isolating language, that the media then amplifies to fear of possible danger reinforcing an illness identity, diminishing the personal characteristics. These derogatory focal language includes difficulties, disappointment, diagnosis, disease, disability, disempowerment, disenfranchisement and demoralisation.
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