United States • 3 Work(s)
April Jakubec is a mental health artist-advocate. She creates acrylic, mixed-media portraits of diverse ‘flowerful women’ whose eyes are covered by botanicals. The eyes are hidden, representing the unseen nature of living with mental health struggles. The sparkling blooms represent the strength and resilience that can stem from living and coping with mental health issues. These bright and positive portraits aim to reduce stigma and promote mental health positivity, reminding us that it is okay not to be okay.