Mood Cycles

By Alan Scally

“The cycle of my moods—mania and depression—are the cycle of my life. The medication is numbing and I crave the rocket surge of mania.”
— Alan Scally


My work represents the depression and mania associated with my Bipolar Disorder.  There are aspects of mania that I crave which makes medication compliance a struggle.  On the one hand mania gives me access to a heightened sense of creativity.  On the other hand the depression transforms my reality into clouds of darkness and leaves me feeling defenseless.  My work is the creative expression of my inner world.  It is dark, yet colorful.