Artist: Cleo Peterson
Medium: Series of illustrated poems
Artist Statement: SURVIVOR is a series of poems and illustrations that reflect current and past treatments of mental illness. It attaches a patient to a treatment to reinforce that real people had to endure these methods. Some died, while some lived, but they all survived. It is important we don’t allow this to be forgotten and strive to be better and do better when it comes to recognizing and treating mental illness.