“Uprooted” by Lisa Benson
My dear friend and fellow writer for Migraine.com, Lisa Benson, was the first one to answer my call to share art that depicts illness and pain.
This beautiful sculpture is call “Uprooted.” Below Lisa describes her thoughts and intentions as she created this piece:
Uprooted” is loosly inspired by Andrew Wyth’s “Christina’s World.” In my relief, the world the figure is experiencing is turned upside-down. That describes my state of mind when first falling into the world of chronic migraine–nothing in my life made sense anymore and I had to re-sort out my values.
To view more of Lisa’s artwork, visit her site at http://www.lisarbenson.com/.
To read Lisa’s articles on Migraine.com, you can find them all here at https://migraine.com/author/lisabenson/.
If you have art, music, poetry or a story that you want to share, please go to the Contact page and share it with me so that I can highlight it in the Creative Corner.
This is the first post of a 3-Part Series on dealing with one particular medical bill. The bill in question is $1,848 for charges during my in-patient hospital stay, which I received on 4/15/2015.
I’m on a plane home to LA reflecting on the last three weeks I spent on the east coast. Several opportunities came my way and of course it all happened at the same time! I am grateful I was asked to be part of events focused on community building, advocacy, education and collaboration.
I have a special connection in so many ways to Georgetown University and its Hospital.