a ink drawing i did for the Brutarian Magazine in 2004


from the wikipediidiapier

Traditionally, insanity or madness is the behaviour whereby a person flouts societal norms and may become a danger to himself and others. Greek tragedies and Shakespeare often refer to madness in this sense. Psychologically, it is a general, popular and legal term defining behaviour influenced by mental instability. In modern usage, it is most commonly encountered as an informal, unscientific term, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense. In the medical profession the term is now avoided in favour of more specific diagnoses of mental illness such as schizopreniz and other psychotic disorders. When discussing mental illness in general terms, "psychopathology" is also considered a preferred descriptor.







after i got moved to santa fe

my car was set on fire

by someone here

i think i was on the verge of insanity

or maybe madness

or maybe i just had

too much coffee ever morning

before it happend

but after it happend

i was pretty sure




Linguistic roots

In English, the word "sane" derives from the Latin adjective sanus meaning healthy. The phrase "mens sana in corpore sano" is often translated to mean a "healthy mind in a healthy body". From this perspective, insanity can be considered as poor health of the mind, not necessarily of the brain as an organ (although that can affect mental health), but rather refers to defective function of mental processes such as reasoning. A Latin phrase for "sane" is "compos mentis" (lit. "of composed mind"), and a euphemistic term for insanity is "non compos mentis". In law, mens rea means having had criminal intent, or a guilty mind, when the act (actus reus) was committed.





my house is on fire--2004


of course

my house had caught fire

the year before

and i began to wonder

if fire

wasnt just following me


or maybe i was

leaking fire







from 2005



to say you start gettin a bit

crzy or maybe start hearing voices in your head

at night aint a big stretch

after some of those things happend

but then again

after rummageing around

i found this quote by

jean Dubuffet

and i felt a little be better



“For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.”

Jean Dubuffet







early worksof normal behaviours before i got the voices or maybe i couldnthear them but thay was there







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