The Pain Project - 2018

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 I

April 2018 Rurart Residency (Quebec, CA)
Exhibition Performance and Artist Talk
Duration: 30 min

Photos credit: Martin Mailhot

Erika Boudreau-Barbee
embbarbee@gmail.com
503-473-3798

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