Surgery Memory pastels 25 x 31.5 inches 1994"Surgery Memory"
Resolution: Coming to Terms charcoal 22 x 31 inches 1994
"Resolution: Coming to Terms"
Because of the inner work that had occurred while working on the drawings that preceded this one, there appears to me to be a confidence, strength, and resolve conveyed here that I had not been able to access earlier in this process.
Through this work I found that, when one heals, there is a shift of attitude: a subtle or larger change in the way that one sees one's self in relation to the world. In my experience, that change comes to us when we can look clearly at the situation or disease, acknowledge it, get to know it intimately, not shy away from it. In getting closer to it, we become more powerful.
Each step that I have taken in this process has brought me closer to this confrontation with the disease. The act of making these marks on paper -- of my arm moving vigorously or tenderly to give clear expression of what I am perceiving internally as well as through my eyes -- pulls energy up from deep inside. The act of doing this has helped bring a sense of resolution, gratitude, and healing to my life.
OncoLink is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through OncoLink should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem or have questions or concerns about the medication that you have been prescribed, you should consult your health care provider.
Information Provided By: www.oncolink.org | © 2016 Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania