How does Dissociative Identity Disorder Impact the Creation of Art?
Aiden Gibbons Beck
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is a mental health condition where a person will have two or more personalities or alters. No two people with DID are exactly alike, for example some of them will be able to communicate with the rest of their system (group of alters) whenever they desire and others will have dissociative amnesia between their alters whenever they switch. People with DID in the art world are able to bring multiple different perspectives and styles from each of their alters into their art to create a portfolio that is completely unique. Diversity in art is critically important to telling the stories of marginalized people and neurodiversity in art is no different. We need to make sure that those with mental health conditions such as Kim Noble and Harli Tree have a place to share their struggles and paint a picture of who they are metaphorically and literally. My poster will document how artists with DID create art and the difficulties that come along with it.
R. Darden Bradshaw, Michelle Hayford
Primary Advisor's Department
Art and Design
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"How does Dissociative Identity Disorder Impact the Creation of Art?" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2398.