The Entrapment of the Mind
Krla’s current body of work is entitled "The Entrapment of the Mind.” It deals with the problems of stereotypes an individual suffers within society. Krla chose mental health as the subject of her project to allow her to voice a concern about patronizing attitudes from family, friends and colleagues. Through her work, Krla depictsa metaphorical boundary of being mentally trapped within oneself, with each other, and with surroundings caused by social stigmas. Krla intends to weave her findings into a contemporary investigation and depiction of the human struggle to care, be caring and maintain a sense of self within societal norms. The focus of Krla’s project is to directly open a dialogue on the consequences of subjective feelings of stigma in individual lives. Her work is part of any anti-stigma campaign intended to bring attention to the problems with the mental health services available to those who need it.    

 

Through powerful words and actions, you can help change the social and systemic barriers for those living with mental health conditions and enhance acceptance and understanding. Refuse to perpetuate or tolerate stigma, commit to change. Take a stand. end the silence. Use your voice.

The Entrapment of the Mind

The Entrapment of the Mind

Book cover

The Entrapment of the Mind2

The Entrapment of the Mind2

artist's statement

Developmental Disorder

Developmental Disorder

Developmental Disorder 2014 mixed media Collage graphite drawing on frosted crystal vinyl. 23.5 x32.5 inches This piece is a reflection of perceived stigma among individuals with common mental disorders.

The Imprisonmen

The Imprisonmen

Lenticular Flip Photo 35x47 inches 2015

The Entrapment in Depression

The Entrapment in Depression

This image relates to the inner beast of unsure feelings would be made of me. I was unsure if I would become a coward and be ashamed or be proud and speak freely, but I found myself to be stuck in between the two.

Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of Autism

Symptoms of Autism 2015 3D Lenticular Flip Photography 17.5 x 23.5 inches This image is a representation of prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behaviour directed towards individuals with mental health problems as a result of the psychiatriclabel they have been given.

Prisioneiro Do Autismo

Prisioneiro Do Autismo

2015 C-Prints Cold Press paper 17.5 x 23.5 inches $800.00 This piece is a examines the duality of loneliness and individuality in a increasingly connected world. Can one find strength in individuality, or will self esteem regress into a state of isolation and depression

Afastada Por Mudanças de Humor

Afastada Por Mudanças de Humor

C-Prints Cold Press paper 17.5 x 23.5 inches 2015

Esquizofrenia Isolada

Esquizofrenia Isolada

C-Prints Cold Press paper 17.5 x 23.5 inches 2015

Traumático Cativo

Traumático Cativo

C-Prints Cold Press paper 17.5 x 23.5 inches 2015

The Entrapment of the Mind

The Entrapment of the Mind

End statement

The Entrapment of the Mind

The Entrapment of the Mind

Living in New York culturally is very different and equally challenging, especially when one is used to be around proud, conscious people.