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Krista Anderson
Bethel University, St. Paul MN
Faculty Sponsor: Ken Steinbach

Found objects
12 x 6 ft.

Artist Statement

My work explores mental illness and the methods used to treat it, focusing on schizophrenia, manic-depressive, gender identity, and personality disorders in women. I create an exchange of ideas between gender and sanity through a range of materials, including found objects, fabric, and bronze. I am interested in narrowing the gap between "us" and "them," "sane" and "insane," so we can understand what defines mental illness, its treatment within the system, and the stigma placed on its sufferers.