Fighting Muscle Membrane in Blue
This is a membrane inside of a human skeletal muscle cell that is about to snap. When my muscles are pushed too far with McArdles Disease, I can damage the tissue and injure myself easily. I look normal to everyone on the outside, but this illustrates how delicate my muscles are on the inside.
About the Artist
Art is a reflection of life. I want to represent and explore the unseen and bring life to the small and intangible building blocks that make up my own body through my artwork. On October 15th, 2012, I was diagnosed with a rare disease called McArdles, which is a genetic condition that affects my skeletal muscles and causes constant fatigue. It is incurable. It took my doctors 33 years and hundreds of tests, exams and painful surgeries to diagnose what was wrong with my body. I am passionate about exploring the genetic structure of my own cells and DNA and the damage that can be caused due to the delicate nature of my skeletal muscles. I am driven to try to explain and express the emotional roller coaster I have been forced to ride for my entire life. I use my artwork as a vehicle to explore my own emotional journey and educate others and bring awareness to these diseases that remain unseen. I choose to turn this disease into something beautiful and positive and to explore the unknown.
Art featured online at www.CourageArt.org