Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
“Facial Study” is a small piece that was done in preparation for working on a larger painting regarding mental health, specifically someone with D.I.D. or multiple personality disorder.
As an artist who has D.I.D., Allison Gamblin is in a unique way able to attempt to communicate what having such an uncommon disorder is like.
The stripes to the left represent the personalities attached to the individual. However, what the public [far right face] sees is a single individual. Whether they realize it or not, despite seeing a single face, they are being studied by all the personalities behind the eyes of a Multiple.