Artist Gemma Correll suffers from anxiety and depression, but art above notwithstanding, she’s not taking it lying down.
“I honestly think that humour can be a saviour at times of distress or, if you just live with a constant level of anxiety and depression like I do, I do think that people should speak more freely about anxiety. I know that I would have felt a little better as an anxiety-ridden teenager if I knew that I wasn’t completely alone in my fears.”
The humor in her art is genuinely funny, perfect in it simplicity, and refreshing in its honesty. I think it’s really brave the way she puts her fears out there for everyone to see. It’s like she’s gently educating us as she’s giving us permission to laugh. I’m really impressed with the way her honesty removes the stigma from her disorder (disorders?).
As fun as her website is, it’s her Tumblr that’s really captivated me, because I can really see the details of her work. I hope you enjoy her hilarious self-awareness as much as I did.