Madness and Creativity


Artist: Jessica Nicholson
Year: 2013
Medium: Collage and Painting
Artist Statement: There is an significant history behind the relationship of art and madness that is often left untold. I have chosen to represent this history visually using collage and painting methods on a long canvas. I was inspired by the story of Agnes’ jacket (Hornstein, 2009) and have decided to focus on the history of art in asylums.