The following is an excerpt from an April 3, 2023 article published by WFYI.

A new exhibit at the Indianapolis Art Center hopes to open more discussion surrounding mental health and the benefits of creative wellness.

A collection of nearly 100 creations tells the story of identical twins and nationally recognized artists, Joe and Will Lawrance.

Joe graduated from The Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in 2010, and Will graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. During their college years, both suffered from anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

The twins’ struggles led to both taking their own lives. Will was 26 when he died in 2011. Joe’s death came six years later at the age of 32.