Situations in Almost Darkness
A series of works on paper produced to quantify and externalize the complex and debilitating experience of living with persistent and untreatable pain.
Each individual piece is made using the dissolved coating from one Advil ™ pain relief tablet.
The title of the series refers to the intricate concealed paths and folds of the human brain, fleetingly illuminated by flashes of thought and action.
Frustration, resignation and relentlessness transfigure to stain-like sanguine gestures- traces of protracted horrors.
Sweet sugar-like coatings invert from systematized palatability to markers of inefficiency and the inexact promises of medical advertising.
The drawings graph the duration of suffering, question placebo action and contemporary methods of healing.