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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. Its next phase will be to interpret the paintings to create dance for an evening length performance.

Displayed below: 40 Inkjet Prints. Contact Erika for sales inquiries. 

Displayed below: Various performances of "The Pain Project"

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