04 May, 2008

Portrait of the Artist as a Young 'Mite

By "mite," I mean "fibromite." This is sort of an unusual submission for the 37th Disability Blog Carnival. My thoughts have been scattered this week, as I've been having a moderate-to-massive fibro attack; since I drew this while I was in a ton of pain, it seemed like an appropriate thing to post.

BEHOLD, A SELF-PORTRAITY TYPE CARTOON AND ITS ARTIST! The quality isn't great, but you'll understand the idea (click to embiggen):



DESCRIPTION: Annaham (or half of her face, anyway) with her piece, which depicts a nude, hairy-legged young woman who stands against a white background. The woman has a rather confused look on her face. Needles pierce her body, and one of her wrists is secured in a chain that goes nowhere. Her fist is raised nonetheless. Awkward lumps of flesh form the woman's feet. Her torso is split open, revealing a broken column suspended in black sludge. The woman depicted here is obviously uncomfortable. Medium: Black ballpoint pen on college ruled-paper.

It doesn't have a title. I suppose that the general idea behind this piece is to convey to the viewer what being in near-constant pain is like, at least for me. [See if you can guess who my artistic influences have been and currently are!]

8 comments:

cripchick said...

this is freaking AWESOME. thank you for submitting it, i can't wait to hear what people have to say about it.

do you mind adding a description of the picture somewhere in the post so it's accessible to everyone?

wooo!!!

annaham said...

WOW, you're fast! :D

No problem! I can't wait to read the other posts.

kate said...

that's an awesome drawing!

bint alshamsa said...

That's amazing! I love it!

Sherril said...

Influence: Frida Kahlo. Gotta be. I love that portrait. And yours too. I'm waiting for the oil & canvas version. ;~)

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

That's beautiful -- although it reminds me that ouch I need to get off the computer and do feldenkrais movements...

Love --
mattilda

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