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Anastasia de Celle is a Visual Arts student at North Dakota State University who works in Photography and other media.
She is passionate about mental health. Her work is a reflection on how recognizing our broken thinking can heal our behavior, emotions and relationships with each other and ourselves.
Cognitive Distortions examines how inaccurate thinking can affect our behavior by reinforcing negative perceptions of ourselves and others. This new warped sense of self becomes actively destructive by convincing us of absolutes, polarizing thoughts and creating discrepancies in our reality. This vicious cycle becomes self-fulfilling, erasing the details that made us complete.
These stark black and white self-portraits excavate a mirrored and manipulated thought process that is continuous and unending. Cognitive Distortions is a reflection on how recognizing our broken thinking can heal our behavior, emotions and relationships with others and ourselves.
Exhibited in the fourth annual North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival. The exhibition featured the work of 52 different artists from around the world, each addressing a human rights, civil rights or social justice issue. "Cognitive Distortions" won the category of best photography.
Image courtesy of North Dakota Human Rights Festival.
small bend on right side from rolling during transportation. scratches across middle of piece.