The Descent into Depression and the Healing Return Journey

 

 

Pandora's Box is an art show designed to take the viewer gradually into the dark world of depression but then bring them back full circle to the light again. The show is divided into three sections—Symptoms, Medicine and Small Blessings.

 

Gillian McCulloch is neither a doctor nor an expert on depression but as an artist has tried to describe her own personal experience with this illness in visual images to add to the growing discussion about this mental health issue.

 

This exhibit is available as an artists talk and slide presentation.

 

 

 

 

Symptoms 

These paintings portray what depression feels like.

Youth's a Stuff shall not Endure
Youth's a Stuff shall not Endure

Oil on panel

Headache
Headache

Oil on Panel

Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

Oil on Panel

Shirtfront
Shirtfront

Oil on Panel

Rotten Potato
Rotten Potato

Oil on Panel

Burnt Out
Burnt Out

Scratchboard

Irritable
Irritable

Scratchboard

A Prarie Winter Between Us
A Prarie Winter Between Us

Oil on Panel

Drunkard's Lantern
Drunkard's Lantern

Oil on Panel

The Bottom of the Steps
The Bottom of the Steps

Oil on Canvas

Life and Death
Life and Death

Oil on Canvas

The Bombing of-Baghdad
The Bombing of-Baghdad

Scratchboard

My Child, Her Child
My Child, Her Child

Oil on Panel

Wrung
Wrung

Oil on Canvas

Heart of Stone
Heart of Stone

Oil on Canvas

Heart of Glass
Heart of Glass

Oil on Canvas

Knot
Knot

Oil on Canvas

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Pandora's Box

    

Pandoras Box
Pandoras Box

Oil on Canvas

Tears of God
Tears of God

Oil on Canvas

Nightstand
Nightstand

Oil on Panel

The Parting of the Sea
The Parting of the Sea

Oil on Canvas

Water
Water

Oil on Panel

Food
Food

Oil on Panel

Convalescence
Convalescence

Oil on Canvas

Trumpet flower and Tea with Lemon
Trumpet flower and Tea with Lemon

Oil on Panel

Bermuda in my Pocket
Bermuda in my Pocket

Oil on Panel

Back to Canada
Back to Canada

Oil on Panel

Medicine   These paintings portray ways to feel better.

Small Blessings   These paintings portray small moments of joy after recovery.

 

Dollar Store Shot Glass
Dollar Store Shot Glass

Oil on panel

Nova Scotia Mayflowers
Nova Scotia Mayflowers

Oil on panel

The Funnies
The Funnies

Oil on panel

Fragrant Soapwort
Fragrant Soapwort

Oil on panel

Coffee and the Newspaper
Coffee and the Newspaper

Oil on panel

Paints and Chocolate
Paints and Chocolate

Oil on panel

A Letter
A Letter

Oil on panel

Wild Strawberries
Wild Strawberries

Oil on panel