The Three Monkeys




Billy, United Kingdom

I did this piece after being given tablets by my psychiatrist to help with my anxiety/OCD. I was furious that the end result for me was to be given tablets as a way to “help/manage”. It felt like failure on top of failure which led me to feel worse and like the end result was medication for life. One health care professional explained that the medication was like a wonder drug and would help put an end to my battles. Although I believe the medication helped alongside intense counselling it was not a quick fix like the professionals explained. When I first started to take the medication I’d expected that I’d “see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil” ever again and that the tablets would put an end to my intense battles and I’d live a normal life again. This is where the idea of the painting came from and the expression of the tablets covering these areas.

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