In January 2018, I started a journaling process to try and understand the pain I feel daily. My physical pains are represented by an impression of the body using black face paint. As I laid my spine down on the paper, I felt a relaxation I wasn’t expecting. These paintings are how I am honoring my pain. One year and three journals later, I have made lifestyle changes and have connected with more people wanting to talk about their pain than I could ever have imagined. It has been an inspiring year.
The Pain Project - Performance III
April 2019 ChaShaMa Gala
One World Trade
Duration: 4 hours
Photo credit: Dawn Rueda