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Amanda Rodriguez (also going by MadnessInTheMorning) is a former alumni of Paier College with a BFA in Illustration. She mainly prefers to work with watercolor but dabbles in other mediums such as oils, acrylics, digital, and photography. Amanda’s work gives the viewer a personal glimpse into the harsh world of someone who struggles with their mental health. During her time at Paier, her work has transformed from watercolor doodles in sketchbooks to fully formed and custom framed pieces as a way of processing stressful times in her life. In sharing this vulnerable aspect, she hopes to not only help break the stigma that comes with mental illness, but to also open up the floor to discuss how one's mental health can affect daily life if not treated.

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