Artwork by Sahar Delikhan

Artist’s Bio

My name is Sahar Delikhan. I was born in 1990 in Tehran, Iran. A few years ago I was diagnosed with BPD (borderline personality disorder). Prior to my diagnosis, I found it difficult to understand or explain my thoughts. It was then that I discovered art. Painting enabled me to focus on the creation of a trusting therapeutic and safe environment within which I could acknowledge and express strong emotions. These creative processes encouraged self-expression, promoted self-awareness and increased insight, in the context of a reparative therapeutic relationship, finally enhancing my psychological wellbeing. Colours allow me to focus on the relationship between the image and myself, the creator, throwing out, through paint, all the rage, sorrow and excitement simultaneously. I am still on a constant rollercoaster with my chaotic feelings. A paradox: not just black and white, I am yellow and red. I am green and blue. I am grey. I want you to see me, feel me and understand me the way I do when I paint.

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