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Medical History Reimagined framed Pulse

Sarah Bigham

About the artist: 

Sarah Bigham lives with her kind chemist wife, three independent cats, an unwieldy herb garden and several chronic pain conditions, including interstitial cystitis. Her work can be found at sgbigham.com.

About the artwork:

"As a 'healthcare consumer' with an artistic bent, I have found it challenging not only to explain my pain to others but to see my health history told in charts, lists, forms and electronic medical records. I have searched for ways to share my story of chronic pain, one shared by millions of people, in more expressive ways using color and narrative. I created this piece by dissolving supplements (those I take or have taken) as well as medications (those no longer needed) in water and using the resultant mixture to paint on watercolor paper."

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders

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