Arthritic pain has affected me for most of my life – crawling over my bones and tissues, invading my body, throwing out its tentacles to envelop me.
This particular nasty creature lives over my upper spine and affects my upper back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands.
‘Bitter Acid’ portrays how I perceive this creature and the pain and difficulty he causes. The gold and red depict me, my flesh, and the pain I am in. I am covered with this acidic creature and caught in its painful net.
acrylic on canvas
47 inches long x 47 inches wide
This art a 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.