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Friday, February 3, 2012

Transcendent Visual Art: Post-Chemotherapy Art Therapy

Following the period of chemotherapy treatments I approached a drawing to summarize my feelings about the experience into a single piece.  The face represents how I felt and thought I looked like.  Originally the tongue was hanging out in illness but I changed it to not look so horrid.  The trees represent the 45 minutes spent walking briskly in the woods and sand dunes with my three dogs.  I went nearly everyday I could manage.  It was the most helpful and healing aspect of the 4 months.  The window or picture frame hovering in the tree represents future mystery and possibilities obscured from direct view.

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