Randy Bacon helps Springfield tell mental health stories

Randy Bacon helps Springfield tell mental health stories

The portraits at The Art of Getting Me exhibit are much larger than daily life, 3 ½-foot squares concentrated on the faces of 22 people today in the Springfield group. 

Individuals of all ages, races and gender identities stare out, some smiling and some critical, but all of them drawing the viewer in as they share their stories about psychological wellness. 

“Mental health and fitness at one particular level or yet another quite a great deal impacts the entire environment … but we appear at it maybe with blinders and we imagine, ‘They’re high-quality. They’re not working with anything,’” reported artist Randy Bacon, who developed the exhibit in collaboration the Burrell Foundation. “So the concept then is let us demonstrate as extensive a demographic as feasible with people, as huge as much as sorts of stories — in the long run, if any person else is dealing with anything, they never experience by itself.”