Sunday, November 8, 2020
Marcy Cariglino; Pieces are inspired by the many individuals I have worked with over the years. My educational background is in psychology; I have always been drawn to the human condition and the inner workings of the mind and heart. The experiences I have had in working with indigenous youth in-care, those with special needs, trans individuals with co-occurring disorders and young children with unique developmental and mental health challenges in the educational system, have collectively inspired the series I am working on. Many of the young people I work with, come with damaged hearts that they are protecting, which has inspired my Heart Series in the Birdcages. Some come with self-harming behaviors or bodies that have been harmed by others, which has influenced my Body Series. The underlying effects from these various conditions and the roll they play in one’s mental health and on our thoughts, are the inspiration for my Glass Heads and Thoughts Series, which encapsulates many of the health struggles I have witnessed.