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.”