Creativity Caravan, Mental Health Assoc. of Essex & Morris, Inc.

My Mother’s Keeper

 

Exhibit designers:

Maya Stein, Creativity Caravan, hello@thecreativitycaravan.com

Amy Tingle, Creativity Caravan, hello@thecreativitycaravan.com

Renee Folzenlogen, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. (NJ), 

rfolzenlogen@mhaessexmorris.org

Display period: 2018-2019 (multiple locations)

 

Impact Upon Exhibition Trend:

This exhibition takes the perspective of family members of those who suffer from mental illness. Through multiple daughters’ creations of collages, paintings, drawings, and other forms of art, this exhibit illustrates the struggles that daughters face who have mothers who experience various forms of mental illness. Some exhibitions seek to explicitly educate visitors about the terminology related to mental illness. In contrast, My Mother’s Keeper seeks to “allow space for language to emerge” so dialogue can occur. Sometimes, unhelpful language needs to be unlearned, and visitors have a chance to write about any relationship important to them and put the letters in a cauldron, to be able to release their thoughts.

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My Mother's Keeper - images used with permission of the Creativity Caravan