Artworks are first available for purchase in-person at the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artwork will be available for purchase online following the event.
Isabel Cross is a self-taught, non-binary artist who has had a devotion for all things creative ever since they were a child.
They use art as an expression of their sexuality and gender identity, but also to further understand and cope with the difficulties of their disabilities and mental health. They create with various mediums such as acrylics, sculpture, sketches, resin, embroidery, literature, mixed media, and many more.
Isabel is an empathetic person who has years of experience in mental health, both lived and as a carer. They also help as a volunteer to run workshops at QSPACE, a support group for LGBTQIA+ youth on the Gold Coast. They are passionate about one day becoming a qualified art therapist and continuing to help others discover the art inside themselves.
Support from key workers and communities have saved Isabel countless times over the years, and without that support, they wouldn’t be here today.
"I wrote this a few years ago while I was struggling deeply with my mental health but also being a young carer for my family and supporting some unwell friends. It’s been a harder journey to be supportive for my own self than it ever has been caring for others, as even carers need support, though it is often overlooked. This piece therefore showcases how my brain was able to convert these life experiences into relatable, bite size pieces for others to visualise and understand."