Contact

To contact the artist email cynthia@valediscovery.com

Here’s a link to my scholarship: https://ciis.academia.edu/CynthiaVale

Personal Note:  St Dymphna of the Mentals can be seen as derogatory. That is not my intention. My intention is quite the opposite. Insanity can lead to breaking conditioned perceptions of the world. We are conditioned by our societies, institutions, and religions to think a certain way.  Insanity fascinates me. Not from safely afar, but from my own experience caused by the side-effects of bupropion. Although the St Dymphna series was conceived before my own hallucinatory experience, the intention has always remained the same: to recontextualize common and conditioned conceptions to facilitate new perspectives. For a quick read on my own experience see Schizophrenia or Side-effects: The Secrets of Anti-depressants on Amazon.