The center of the painting depicts six figures, all having my face. Each one expresses the various aspect of pain: agony, rage, self-pity, depression, etc.
The background reveals how complex the world is that a chronic pain sufferer must endure and survive it.
When my mom asked me about the treadmill in the upper left, I told her that is how I make it through the days.
Due to my migraine disorder I have been denied a normal life. I share the plight of millions of chronic pain sufferers.
“And Yet I Refuse To Answer”
13 inches long x 17 inches wide
Art courtesy of PainExhibit.org, an online educational, visual arts exhibit from artists with chronic pain who use art to express some facet of the pain experience.
The Pain Exhibit’s mission is to educate healthcare providers and the public about chronic pain through art, and to give voice to the many who suffer in silence.