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We met at 18. We wed at 24. At 27, I checked my wife into a psych ward—for the first time. How mental illness reshapes a marriage.

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: We met at We wed at At I checked my wife into a psych ward—for the first time. How mental illness reshapes a marriage.

Mystery Coat

Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the During her time there, she densely embroidered her straitjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and .

Prinzhorn Collection

Prinzhorn Collection Cunningham Dax Collection Two collections of art created by patients. The Prinzhorn in Germany and the Cunningham Dax .

Another view of Agnes Richter's autobiographical jacket. A patient in a mental asylum, she embroidered her jacket with messages that were undecipherable. Now the property of a museum. Outsider Art at its best.

A patient in a mental asylum, she embroidered her jacket with messages that were undecipherable. Outsider Art at its best.

Straitjacket - Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900  Heavy cream canvas straitjacket worn by female patients as a restraining device at a mental health hospital.

Straitjacket - Mayday Hills Hospital, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900 Heavy cream canvas straitjacket worn by female patients as a restraining device at a mental health hospital.

In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the ...

Agnes' Jacket - In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. inspirational autobiography in textile art

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Hour By Hour by Shirley Boudreaux clever textile art work installation, looking at the decay of man and memory even society over time abstract modern art in fabric

lisa kokin - found image & thread

California based artist Lisa Kokin- this would be a cool way to have a family tree hung up on a wall in your living room!

Doll - Louise Bourgeois. http://www.artexperiencenyc.com/social_login/

Louise Bourgeois Untitled 1996 Fabric, lace and thread Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve and Galerie Hauser & Wirth © Louise Bourgeois Photo: Peter Bellamy

Agnes Richter, a mental patient in Austrian asylum, embroidered her jacket with text.

“ Agnes Richter, a mental patient in Austrian asylum, embroidered her jacket with text. Through the script she transcribed herself into time, space and place. Her writing orients and disorients. Made in it is a standard issue uniform given to.

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