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SAMUEL LEED

Schizophrenia Art

I was born in mental illness, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 19. I made a long stay in a mental hospital because I had negative voices that urged me to do immoral things. Since I live alone because my parents died in Rochester in a modest apartment I feel free to draw and paint all that was in my head. I found happiness when I see a face on my sheet, I am not rich so I draw with pens and pencils and recovered of a variety of mediums such as envelopes, newspapers, various papers and even my walls. They are fears which are considered to be neurotic disorders, and therapy is needed to help them: they cannot be treated through political control ! my doctor referred to the same psychiatric facility periodically for assessment and medication recommendations. Don't drink or smoke now; total change into better person. I can share what I have learned in dealing with my own mental illness and I like being able to help others. I am confident That I can find solutions When new situations / problems with my health Arise provided. I must say That I am as happy today as drawing When I was a child. When I draw, it Soothes me, it cheers me up, it makes me feel good and, drawing on the poetry of fictional things, I sketch out the imaginary reality of my life. Therefore, through people who have died on earth and yet are alive.

Rochester, New York

Snow
Marker on cardboard (postal envelope)
Self portrait
Marker on paper
Rain
Marker on cardboard (postal envelope)
Crazy man
Marker on cardboard (postal envelope)
Mental illness
Marker on cardboard (postal envelope)
My crazy dog
Marker on cardboard
Heart died
Marker on cardboard (postal envelope)
New York
Marker on cardboard (postal envelope)
Postman
Marker, pen and collage on postal envelope
Way go green
Marker on postal envelope
I cannot love Jesus Christ without everyone to love him
Marker, pen and color pencils on cardboard (postal envelope)
Nails in the skull
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
NY City bag
Marker and pen on paper bag
Coffee shop
Marker,pen and coffee on cardboard (postal envelope)
Dubuffet
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
Hospital
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
From hospital
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
The negative image of mental illness
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
Woman
Pencil on cardboard (postal envelope)
War
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
My friend Jim
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
My voice
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
Untitled
Pen on sandwich bag
Crazy Hand
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
aaDream
aaMarker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)
Mickey and Dog
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)

Priority Monster
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)

aaFive women of my dreams
aaMarker and pen on cardboard
A nail in the head
Marker on paper

Bird
Marker and pen on cardboard (postal envelope)

No Hospital
Pencil on cardboard (postal envelope)