These paintings visually represent what Pure O feels like to me. Expressing the feeling in this way helps me, and others around me who know of my illness, to understand what it is like; it was therapeutic for me also when I painted them. I cried when I had finished it.
Intrusive thought (nasty tick) surrounded by web of rituals to eradicate it
Sucked into the black hole of fear, terror and ritual
By Roderick Hine