This piece is called “Medication”. The central motif is a capsule made of collage of paper, card, and foil from my various medications. There is a yellow halo around the capsule and the rays of yellows and orange illustrate the positive influence medication has had on my life for the last ten years. The black, red and grey is for pain, both physical and psychological.
Chronic illness and medication
I’m chronically ill. I have depression, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromayalgia, and a binge eating disorder (not bulimia). I take the most medication for depression and anxiety. Fibromayalgia is hard to treat. I take Cymbalta for both fibromayalgia and my depression because Cymbalta is an SNRI anti-depression and is effective in treating Fibro. Not much is. I’m not going to go through all my medications because at least one is highly controlled.
Sorry about the lack of posts. A week ago give or take I went the Degas exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria with friends. The day after I was exhausted. Two weeks ago I hadn’t finished the artwork because I had run out of black and white tubes. Yesterday I simply forgot to write.