Last year, the Student Health Center, with the help of the Student Wellness Ambassadors, launched a new Mental Health Art Exhibit. We reached out to all Ohlone students and staff for personal art submissions with the theme of mental health and created a whole gallery to showcase them.
This year, we are bringing back the exhibit, but opening up submission to all kinds of themes! We understand that all types of art can be therapeutic and expressive. We want to open this opportunity for anyone who wants to express themselves.and to not limit the art relating to mental health.
So what are you waiting for! Get those creative minds working and put the brush to the canvas. You can submit any medium of art to StudentHealth@ohlone.edu to be showcased here in this gallery.
Title: “5-year-old-me and my Day Off Memory.”
Description: I believe most of us were kind of like only one food when we were young and we could eat it day by day without any complaint.
Title: “5-year-old-me and my After School Memory.”
Description: I want to express one of great memories from my childhood, which is the old days when my mom took me from kindergarten. I think that was the time my mom and I had a lot of chances to talk with each other, and I really miss that moment.
Title: “Little Birdy”
Medium: Watercolor painting
Description: I wanted to learn how to paint so I took that extra time to do that. I started a painting series called "Friday Morning Breakfast Painting on the Patio.” Each week I would wake up early and go outside to the patio to paint. I did a painting every Friday for 20 weeks! "Little Birdy" was my last painting in that series.
Title: “UNDER MINE”
Medium: Digital art
Description: There is no real reason aside from the idea of losing one's self and identity.
Title: Ponyo & Sosuke from Ponyo
Medium: Gouache paint, posca markers, and sharpie.
Description: It has been 4 years since I completed a painting piece so I wanted to practice my painting skills this time by recreating a scene from an animated movie/show and this scene from Ponyo seemed easiest to me to recreate
Title: "Junkrat" and "Roadhog from Overwatch"
Description: In my art piece, I depict the characters "Junkrat" and "Roadhog" from the popular multiplayer game "Overwatch", released in 2016. I painted this piece about 2 years ago for my final in my junior year art class and I'm still quite proud of it to this day. Without hardly having any experience with painting, both from life and my art class, I was able to create a piece that I proudly hang at home.
Title: "When You Leave..."
Description: This poem describes the feeling of the people who are living in a long distance relationship or friendship. The poem says that when someone leaves, life goes on, but nothing is the same without them. All the moments they once cherished together will not have the same feeling even though they will still be under the same sky. And while nature will be witnessing their pain, they will be just breathing.
When you leave...
When you leave, the sun will hide, scared, to shed tears. The clouds will be gone, and the sky will be blue, just plain blue. When you will witness this, you will realize my pain, my pain of watching you leave, going distant. The road back home will not be same, the music, the dance, the laughter will not be joyous, all will watch the empty seat as I drive. After few months, as you sit watching snow storm hit your windows, you will miss the sun under which we lived. You will miss the rain under which we went to long drives, uncertain yet happy. The Californian sun will shine and shower it's beauty but will it be same without "us"?
When you leave, memories will become my appetite. Because living under the same sky, as they say, is not same because my winters will be, forever, different than yours.
Medium: Colored pencils and acrylic
Description: This is a quick still life rendition of a photograph I found on the internet (credit unknown). I was captivated by the textures of the chairs and aimed to emphasize it in my drawing by dramatizing the light source and creating heavy contrast between colors.