“Graphomania is a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It’s a compulsion to write, scribble, and fill blank spaces, which as I understand from studying psychology my entire damn life, mirrors the way my mind works. So, it’s pretty much like you’re looking at my thoughts in there, moving around. It might be a phobia to fear blank spaces, but I haven’t looked it up for some reason. Or, just a desire to exert a measure of control over the unknown by filling it with soothing reassurances. Themes of murder, conspiracy, psychopathology, and small chokeable objects might not seem calming to you, but isn’t the purpose of art to give people a glimpse into the uncomfortable? If not, there are some cute things there too. Did you see the little pea on the jacket or the cute-as-hell syringe?”

TAYLOR MCGRAW is a multidisciplinary artist and writer. Her work is deeply rooted in the psychological concepts of pathology, object relations, and the unconscious. Originally from Missouri, she has found inspiration in relocating frequently, and is currently based in Woodstock, NY. She has worked in the mental health field for most of her adult life and has a master’s degree in psychology.