The stories behind my art: “Meltdown”


‘Meltdown’ by Mia Makila, 2012 [digital]

An early draft:


work in progress – ‘The Meltdown’

Detail studies:


My diary, March 7, 2012:

“Wow. At last I’m in the glorious flow of creativity again. It’s been years since I’ve felt this way. I’m working all the time – yesterday I sat 11 hours straight in front of PhotoShop. There are no words for what I’m feeling right now. I’m in love with all that life entails. Even the pain that comes with it. I feel all tingly inside. Horny too – as I always feel when I am in this flow.

But next week I start my trauma treatment at the Crisis and Trauma Center at Danderyd’s hospital. Hope my creativity flow will continue even during  this new time of therapy. Maybe I can even use what I am experiencing in my PTSD treatment in my new art. I hope so.

My new art is the most honest I’ve created so far. It exposes who I really, really am. Somewhere between light and darkness – and where the light dominates the dark.

I don’t know where my art will bring me right now, but I don’t mind not knowing. I follow all the impulses of my excitement.”

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