Art in Second Life 2022 (82) The Art of Living in.adHD @ The 22 art space in Bellisseria

A new exhibition was opened today at The 22 art space in Bellisseria: “The Art of Living in.adHD” – a self exploration by DeCarlo Maximus FitzGerald (Reddee Hian).

“The Art of Living in.adHD” – The 22 Art Space in Bellisseria / press room / exhibition poster

I got a notecard together with the invitation explaing the background of the exhibition:

The Art of Living With ADHD is a photo essay consisting of 14 (nice even number) images that run from amusing to moving and all the feelings in between.
“Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity)….
Approximately one-third of children diagnosed with ADHD retain the diagnosis into adulthood.”

DeCarlo uses his imagination, his environment and his ADHD to present us with what he is feeling and is sure to stir similar emotions in all that view his work.

Impressions of “The Art of Living in.adHD” @ The 22 Art Space in Bellisseria (1)

All pictures are photographs taken in RL and imported into Secon Life. The characters in the pictures are toy figures, made of plastic, paper or cardboard like the one shown in the exhibition poster. And each picture has a short clear title and is signed with “ADHphotographyD”. Beside that some of the pictures are qutie funny, most of them inspire to reflect the disease that is so widely spreaded. Though the loneliness  that is expressed in some of the pictures did touch me, my favourit picture is named “inside my brain” – if you want to sort this chaos you really need patience and have to be very focused!

It is the first time that I saw pictures by DeCarlo Maximus FitzGerald (Reddee Hian). DeCarlo is in Second Life since end of 2006 – and that’s all I could find out.

Impressions of “The Art of Living in.adHD” @ The 22 Art Space in Bellisseria (2) – lower left shows “in my brain”

The 22 Art space is a gallery in Bellisseria, a continent with many Second Life prime members homes. The gallery is on one of these homes. It is owned and curated by Randy Firebrand and Ricco Saenz. The gallery’s name refers to the Modern Art Week in 1922 in Brazil, also known locally as “The 22 Week”.

Thank you Ricco Saenz and Randy Firebrand for enabling and presenting this exhibition. You guys find always something new, being it a new artist, a new concept or exhibitions with a message. Thank you DeCarlo Maximus FitzGerald (Reddee Hian) for your artwork. I enjoyed my visit.

The 22 Art Space in Bellisseria
ADHD website of National Institue of Mental Health (NIH)
More by DeCarlo Maximus FitzGerald (Reddee Hian)

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  1. Trackback: Creating art works from ADHD – Second Sighting

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