Transcript of original artwork for Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me
[Text in a book] B. During the period of mood disturbance, three of the following symptoms have persisted and been present to a significant degree: (1) inflated self-esteem or grandiosity
[Text in thought square] I had to admit that one
[Vignette of two women at a party] I’d had a sudden realization not long before out of nowhere: If I was at a party, + Madonna was there, I wouldn’t be intimidated at all!! (Why Madonna? I don’t know!)
[Text in book] (2) decreased need for sleep (e.g. feels rested after only three hours of sleep)
[Text in thought square] True, well, more like four hours…
[Text in vignette of woman in bathtub]…Though I hadn’t really seen it as a problem.
Another day in a full + beautiful life!
[Text in book] (3) more talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking.
[Text in thought square] I’d noticed this.
[Woman talking in vignette] I love hostessing. I always keep my liquor cabinet stocked…and some pot…but not a pot of chicken stock! Ha! Why do you think “chicken” means cowardly?
[Man talking] Um, I think…
[Woman interjects] Like, why not “bunny”? Verb: he totally bunnied out!!! Ha! Let’s start saying that!!!