Word 5 – Isolation

For the word “Isolation” a lot of research I conducted in the “Depression” post really links to this topic:

“Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms.

They range from lasting feelings of sadness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety.

There can be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and complaining of various aches and pains.

The severity of the symptoms can vary. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while at its most severe depression can make you feel suicidal and that life is no longer worth living.

For a more detailed list, read more about the symptoms of depression.

Most people experience feelings of stress, sadness or anxiety during difficult times. A low mood may improve after a short time, rather than being a sign of depression. Read more information about low mood and depression.


Sometimes people may self harm, take pills, overdose, drink, hurt those around them, become anorexic/bulimic or even commit suicide due to depression or isolation. I feel like these ‘symptoms’ have been quite widely explored when it comes to photography and artwork in relation to depression.”

As you may be able to tell, isolation is linked rather closely to depression, anxiety and even mental disorders, loneliness is really something that can eat you up on the inside.
Isolation can also be brought on because the rest of society see you as different from the normal – people into the gothic style and heavy metal may experience this in younger years, though not always – there are also people who can be isolated for their own good, for example in prison. Below are some pictures of visual interpretations –

isolation (1) isolation 1 Isolation_by_Vallyncia isolation_is_my_oxygen_mask_by_punk_a_chatte-d4y5sez


I have had some Ideas so I conducted some sketches and brainstorms that you can see below:

Photo on 03-11-2014 at 14.26

In the next post I shall be showing you development for the word “Isolation”.


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