An artistic representation of chronic pain in a series of four illustrations.
Houston we have a migraine. It’s clear that this is more than a mere headache. The crescendo of pain is hammering away at my concentration, and thoughts are becoming incoherent. My face feels slightly numb and I check to make sure its still there. My scalp is almost tearing itself from my head. The pain feels eternal and conjured the most horrible nausea. In the confines of darkness I wonder if I’m in hell.
The first shows the start of a painful migraine where the head, face and neck of a woman is being pierced by various large pins. The second shows the silent acceptance of and the pain exploding through the back of the skull. The third shows a full explosion of pain, scattering shrapnel of skull and hair like a fine mist of confetti. Her head is busy tearing apart at the front. The final is the after-effect, where the head has been stapled together. The hair is a fuzzy mess depicting the feeling of brain-fog