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London artist uses art to control skin picking disorder

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Feb 10, 2017, 7:37 pm IST
Updated : Feb 10, 2017, 7:37 pm IST

The artist has been suffering from Dermatillomania for over 20 years before she began drawing

The 40-year-old artist Liz Atkin decided to use her love for heart to help her from a disorder through charcoal sticks given to her by her friend. (Photo: Instagram/liz_atkin)
 The 40-year-old artist Liz Atkin decided to use her love for heart to help her from a disorder through charcoal sticks given to her by her friend. (Photo: Instagram/liz_atkin)

Artists have a variety of inspirations to credit their art to and while most of them are people, situations also make people artists. A London-based artist uses art to control her compulsive skin picking disorder through which she creates different artwork. 

According to a report in the Metro, 40-year-old artist Liz Atkin decided to use her love for heart to help her from a disorder she had. The disorder called Dermatillomania is a compulsive habit where the girl feels like picking on her skin excessively, leading to damage of the skin. The artist who is suffering from the disorder for over two decades decided to use the compulsive feeling to create artwork through charcoal and other methods. Liz who considers the habit as bad decided to deal with the issue and started photographic artwork based on how it felt to deal with the disorder.

 

Liz uses latex, clay or acrylic paint to depict the skin in her art and it also helped her to come to terms with her illness. The artist is now an advocate for the disorder and is busy going about giving presentations along with her art. However, it was a friend who had gifted her charcoal sticks to keep her busy and to help her stop having panic attacks.

According to a report in the Metro, 40-year-old artist Liz Atkin decided to use her love for heart to help her from a disorder she had. The disorder called Dermatillomania is a compulsive habit where the girl feels like picking on her skin excessively, leading to damage of the skin. The artist who is suffering from the disorder for over two decades decided to use the compulsive feeling to create artwork through charcoal and other methods. Liz who considers the habit as bad decided to deal with the issue and started photographic artwork based on how it felt to deal with the disorder.

 

Liz uses latex, clay or acrylic paint to depict the skin in her art and it also helped her to come to terms with her illness. The artist is now an advocate for the disorder and is busy going about giving presentations along with her art. However, it was a friend who had gifted her charcoal sticks to keep her busy and to help her stop having panic attacks.

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