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"From this point, Wain's popularity began to decline. He returned from New York broke, and his mother had died of Spanish Influenza while he was abroad. His mental instability also began around this time, and increased gradually over the years. He had always been considered quite charming, but odd, and often had difficulty in distinguishing between fact and fantasy. Others frequently found him incomprehensible, due to his way of speaking tangentially. His behaviour and personality changed, and he began to suffer from delusions, with the onset of schizophrenia. Whereas he had been a mild-mannered and trusting man, he became hostile and suspicious, particularly towards his sisters. He claimed that the flickering of the cinema screen had robbed the electricity from their brains. He began wandering the streets at night, rearranging furniture within the house, and spent long periods locked in his room, writing incoherently."
Is it strange that I feel that I'm slowly spiraling into a descent of madness and find the signs of Wain's lucidity to be similar to my own?
A friend of mine came to me and said that I reminded her of Wain. I'm almost positive of being on the spectrum, but I don't know whether I have latent schizophrenic tendencies and whether it shows in my artwork. The affixation Wain shows in his details is very prevalent in the way I make art. Fractals, details, etc.
I've always pinned this to be my comfortability in knowing that there are spaces that can be filled, sort of like agoraphobia. I suspect that Wain and I are kindred spirits.
Do you feel a connection to any artist and their behavioral patterns, /ic/?