Friday, December 4, 2015

Dozens Of Haunting Sculptures Peer Out Onto Alaska’s Icy Waters (11 Pics)

Sarah Davies was like many people around world. She suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness. She spent years hiding, trying to separate herself from other people. This is how it feels to be fighting a mental illness. You don’t want to face the world.

After getting the help she needed, Sarah wanted others fighting mental illness to know that they were not alone. Being an artist, she decided to put her talents to use and create something unique and moving.

Her project is called 100Stone. The sculptures are actually body molds of 100 different people with various mental illnesses.

Over 3 dozen volunteers helped clear 7 inches of snow and place rebar on the shore of Cook Inlet to help set up the 100 sculptures in Alaska. Here, Sarah Davies kneels in front of one of her sculptures.

Sarah wants this art exhibit to help people realize that many people suffer from many different forms of mental illness.

She also wants these pieces to inspire people with mental illnesses. Sarah wants people to see this creation and realize that they are not alone in their struggle.

The organizers of the even described these sculptures in Alaska as “physical encapsulation of hundreds of unique experiences of vulnerability.”

Many of these sculptures are haunting in nature. They definitely have an inner pain in their body language that people with mental illnesses can relate too all to well.


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