The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication is a series of line drawings that conceptually represent the number of specific mental disorder codes defined by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-I through DSM-V) Each drawing was created line by line, and each line is numbered, with a clear beginning and end. 




The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication DSM-I through DSM-V, 2020, Ink drawings on paper, 36” x 36”





The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication DSM-I, Ink drawing on paper, 36” x 36”




The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication DSM-II, 2020, Ink drawing on paper, 36” x 36”




The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication DSM-III, 2020, Ink drawing on paper, 36” x 36”




The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication DSM-IV, 2020, Ink drawing on paper, 36” x 36”




The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication DSM-V, 2020, Ink drawing on paper, 36” x 36”




The Clear Virtue of Creating a Common Language for Communication DSM-V {detail}, 2020, Ink drawing on paper, 36” x 36”









© Megan Scheffer 2021