Artist: Dan Bergeron | Title: Support | Location: Teaching Kitchen Frit, McCain Complex Care and Recovery Building | Description: Using the image of a chair, the artist emulates the path that CAMH patients might experience on their journey to recovery. Viewing the artwork from left to right, the viewer will see two horizontal chairs unfolding to reveal a single chair. This moves the viewer from a vulnerable, horizontal position to a secure, vertical position, with each step building upon the last to create a profound change towards rest and stability. The individual frames can also be understood as an unfolding or opening up of our emotions, as shelters that provide comfort and security, or as symbols of the masks that we wear to protect and guard us from the traumas of our past.
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