Who are the Wiggly People?
I started to draw the Wiggly People to calm myself down if I felt anxious or overwhelmed. Other artists such as Yayoi Kusama have used this technique, and research into art therapy practices shows that repetitive drawing movements help 'build coping skills and balanced nervous system responses.'
They’re anonymous, genderless and just shaking around in their own world together (a bit like we do in a slightly nihilistic way). It’s not clear if they’re going up or down, like how you can’t tell how someone is feeling - so it’s always best to reach out!
I hope to spread positive messages about mental health and promote healthy coping mechanisms, and have a good ol boogie when needed!
Wiggle wiggle x
Mural at the University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2018