When artist Seven decided to support CALM, she wanted to do it in a creative way. We spoke to her to hear how synesthesia adds a new dimension to her paintings and why she used her project as a way to help her mates talk about their mental wellbeing.
It all started when Seven decided to shave her head to help us be there for anyone struggling. Struck by inspiration, she decided to make paintbrushes from the hair she’d chopped. But the artist’s innovation didn’t stop there.
Seven used the project as a chance to connect and check in with her mates about how they were feeling. Interviewing them about their experiences with mental wellbeing, she painted seven portraits, which were sold at silent auction, with profits heading to CALM:
“The whole point was to celebrate my friends and acknowledge their experiences with mental health. I have so many friends who have struggled, which is how I found out about CALM. I interviewed them about it and then created their portraits from the answers they gave me.”