Featured Pain Art: “Release II”

Featured Pain Art: “Release II”

"Release II" acrylic 40 inches long x 39 inches wide

“Release II”
40 inches long x 39 inches wide

I have suffered from chronic daily headaches my whole life. In addition to the daily headaches, I am also a migraine sufferer.

I get my migraine headaches from good adrenaline! I have to keep positive feelings and excitement in check to avoid the migraines that make me want to cut a hole into the side of my head to release the pain and pressure.

This is a painting that started out as something completely different, but ended up as this because I was suffering a relentless migraine at the time and I refused to put my paintbrush down. This is a representation of what I felt was going on in my head at the time I painted this piece.

Sometimes the pain feels so intense I think it’s just going to break me.

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: Linda Langerak

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Linda, I have actually imagined my brain looks like that inside and if they’d only straighten out the wires and frayed thread i’d be fine.
You captured it for me.
Thank you.