I was diagnosed with a rare muscle disease called McArdles in 2012. I started creating drawings of cellular structures of human skeletal muscles over different animals. Each creature represents an emotion I experienced. The raven represents the fear I experienced before I got answers.
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