Before and After - a sculptural interpretation of life during and after debilitating pain
I was commissioned create a two-sided sculpture representing how a person suffering from debilitating headaches felt before pharmaceutical help and then how her life changed once on a prescribed drug for her pain. Her life in the "before" was described as the "end of the world" in which she felt the walls were caving in on her and she just wanted to remain in bed in dark isolation. The "before" side of the vignette represents her desperation within her home in Europe. The facade, the roof, and the walls that are disintegrating. A dark bedroom sits above a library with bookshelves collapsing. Once she found relief, she described life as "a breathe of fresh air". This side of the sculpture depicts the same house but now intact with a balcony overlooking a farmers market with the curtains fluttering in the breeze and flowers blooming on her railing.