Featured Pain Art: “Fire Contained”

Featured Pain Art: “Fire Contained”

"Fire Contained" watercolor 11 inches long x 8 inches wide

“Fire Contained”
11 inches long x 8 inches wide

This represents how a muscle spasm feels. It is a hot fiery ball of pulsating pain, which is wrapped up in barbed wires. It is very difficult to break the ball up.

The wire bands feel like barbed wires so that when I try to exercise or work on the spasms, the tight bands become tighter and sharper.

Pain is trying to win again by putting the tight bands around each spasm.






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: Helen Tupper

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Judi Warner

Nice painting and I definetly relate, let’s hope doctors and the public will too. Often seeing how we feel in our art is more powerful than our dialog.