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This painting was inspired by a drawing, "In Denial" , I did soon after receiving a diagnosis for a rare and chronic intestinal disorder. I did not want to admit or accept that instead of suffering from something that could just be fixed, I had to deal with this for the rest of my life. This was not the answer I was searching for. In this updated version, I replaced the annonymous figure with my first attempt at a self portrait. The hand coming from my gut is forcing me to look away from the ideal, life on a Carribean island, into my reality. The veiw from my window. It also includes an "image" of the diseased me looking as if to say, "It's about time you recognized me!". The ribbon through the hair that turns into blood as it is squeezed by the hand of the disease drips through the rainbow of dreams to create rain that slowly melts the stones that make up my wall signifying hope that my dreams will one day be realized.
August 17th, 2010
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