Photography by Danielle Hark

“Caged” Image description: Three bird cages filled with dolls and doll heads sit outdoors.
“Stop the Bleeding” Image description: A rusted yellow box container titled “BLOOD STOPPER” sits in a wooden box with a doll head on top of it and a pocket watch hanging from it.

Artist’s Statement: My work comes from my lived experience with bipolar disorder, psychiatric hospitalization, migraines, and PTSD. Poetry and art have been important therapeutic tools throughout my healing journey. I hope that by sharing my voice I can help other people who are struggling with mental illness and trauma to feel less alone. Find more at www.daniellehark.com and IG @daniellehark.