Seasons of Pain
This is one of the first paintings I made for the medical collection. It describes the seasonal process of pain. I used geometry to explain how cyclical pain and discomfort could be, and how acute or mild can be expressed during the years.
I work with watery layers of color, patiently working to build the form of a body. I search for these caused colors that when interacting with water, leave a "sediment" after they've dry. This particular effect is a metaphor for how rivers carry mud, wood, and other materials through their journeys.
These two paintings depict the process of discovering an invisible disease that has been taking control of my body for years. First in Italy, then Colombia, and now in the U.S. The languages used are English and Spanish, representing a sort of map through medical diagnoses and misleading clues.
My work combines layers of lab tests in three different languages: Italian (from my years living in the Italian City of Trieste), Spanish, and English.
I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Italy. There, that kind of diagnosis left you in a medical and burocracy "limbo".
Gamagrafia Osea 3 Fases
This work involves three iconographic descriptions:
First is how medical tests are used to diagnose a disease.
Second, the "cartesian coordinate system" shows the joints affected by pain and mobility.
Third, the angles and radius represent the measurements taken throughout Physical Therapy.
OSU Sport Medicine PT
Physical Therapy is one of the most difficult and traumatic processes I've had to experience. However, all my Therapists were the helpers I needed at the time. This strong woman and the layers of appointments are a homage to those who aided me.
Al Sad, Sondos and McCamey Kendra, MD
Visually this painting is slightly different from my other paintings. Inspired by my use of transfer photocopies on clay, I continued the mixed media layering on canvas as well.