Friday, February 10, 2012

Artist Depicts Eating Disorders through Documentary Series

Recovering from an eating disorder often necessitates the unearthing of painful emotions and feelings.  Although this process is quite arduous and challenging, it allows for deep healing from within, and ultimately, freedom from an eating disorder.

Learning healthy and positive coping mechanisms in place of eating disorder behaviors can also be intricate in the journey of recovery, but this is yet another crucial component of being able to separate oneself from an eating disorder.  Artistic expression can become an essential and fundamental asset in recovery as this allows inscrutable feelings that are difficult to articulate be expressed through various forms, such as dance, music, film, painting, etc.

Fritz Liedtke, an award-winning photographer, has used artistic expression through his series Skeleton in the Closet to depict the struggles of those suffering with eating disorders.  This documentary series, which has received numerous awards, will be on exhibition from February 23rd-March 28th, 2012 at Jacksonville University’s Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery.  For a disease that frequently keeps its sufferers in a secret dismay, this series portrays stories of real individuals who no longer struggle in silence. 

Learn more about the Skeleton in the Closet series at

For additional gallery information contact:
Cheryl Peters, Jacksonville University Fine Arts, or 904-256-7374

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