Featured Pain Art: “Pain Without Words”

Featured Pain Art: “Pain Without Words”

"Pain Without Words" paper mache' clay, cardboard, glass, wire and spray paint 14 inches long x 14 inches wide x 12 inches deep

“Pain Without Words”
paper mache’ clay, cardboard, glass, wire and spray paint
14 inches long x 14 inches wide x 12 inches deep

I have peripheral neuropathy and find it impossible to describe having feet as dead and heavy as rocks while so sensitive that touch causes sharp pain, so I created this piece as a way of showing people what this is like.

It also helps me put the pain outside of my body so it doesn’t consume my mind.

This art is 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.

Pain Exhibit recently launched its new Spanish language website at PainExhibit.org/es.

Authored by: Deborah Ann