AILMENT - Chronicles of Illness Narratives Volume 1 | Page 76


Our artists push themselves to the brink with their artwork, expressing rich emotions and experiences with chronic illness in the lines, colors, values, shapes, textures, space, and movement of their pieces. The responses to the prompt, “When I look in the mirror, I see” are embodied in the scene of a young girl caring for a mother overcome by bipolar, the endless worries and stress that are a part of living with chronic illness in the form of bills, pills, and uncertainty, and the balance of feeling hope and hopeless at the same time. These works show the fragility of care, how we can hold positive and negative emotions at the same time, and the space where this reality lives.

"When I look in the mirror, I see..."