This picture is called finding home. When you have mental health issues it can feel isolating, like you don't belong or fit anywhere. Forever trying to find home. Through therapy and recovery I learnt that home was always with me.
"I am an artist known as Ruben who uses a range of materials to explore mental health and tell stories open to interpretation. From a beginning of trading artwork for goods whilst homeless, my work has centred around personal experiences. Since being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder 7 years ago my work has acted as not only therapy but a different way to communicate and talk about mental health. As an artist I also take commissions with the aim of empowering the buyer by validating their own experiences and story with a piece of art that represents them."