Featured Pain Art: “Pool of Darkness”

Featured Pain Art: “Pool of Darkness”

"Pool of Darkness" acrylic on paper 17 inches long x 17 inches wide

“Pool of Darkness”
acrylic on paper
17 inches long x 17 inches wide

Chronic pain can make you despondent and as a sufferer of arthritis and fibromyalgia for over 25 years I find dealing with pain is like riding a surf board — I can get thrown into the debilitating turmoil that is pain along with fatigue, brain fog and depression at any moment.

“Pool of Darkness” represents the times when I fall off my surf board and am unable to claw my way back to the surface.

Painted in layers, the gold underlayer represents myself and the blue is the color I use when meditating to take away the pain.

But I am covered with the darkness sucking me in, clouding my vision, preventing me from staying positive – lost in a “Pool of Darkness.”

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.

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

Authored by: Julie Meese