I call July "bipolar season." Vivid dreaming, barely holding on to my temper, waiting as patiently as I can without imploding until I can focus again.

I used to make art about mental illness. Making art about it took so much of the horror out of it that though I still swing high and low, now it's more like catching a cold than sturm und drang. But bipolar disorder is a physical illness that sometimes requires constant attention and most of my energy to cope with and mitigate.

This July has been more difficult than usual - my affect has been so distracting that I cannot focus well enough to complete any projects. Even though I am proud of myself when I get through July without yelling at anyone, I am always angry with myself when coping requires all my creative energy and I don't get any work done.

So I made this.

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