Into the Blue

Blue and brown gradient with text painting on top.

Artist: Kayla Clark
Year: 2011
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Artist Statement: This painting brings to light issues and ideas from Ellen Hopkin’s book Impulse. The book follows the lives of three teens incarcerated in a mental health facility after trying to kill themselves. The colours represent the main character’s shifting emotional states and the quotes describe the experience of institutionalization.