Title: Chaos (16″ x 20″) $285
Chaos is a piece of work from the series Out of Order. The photography series arose out of happenstance. Almost a decade ago, I suffered a severe and long lasting concussion.
Brain injuries are one of the strangest medical problems we can experience. On the outside, to those who might meet someone with a traumatic brain injury, it can be completely invisible. On the inside, with the headaches, light sensitivity, brain fog and countless other symptoms, it’s anything but. The idea for the series came to me out of this experience. It is an attempt, through a visual medium, to make an invisible injury visible through photo composites.
I want to visually express how a brain injury feels in hopes that this helps people better understand my experiences and those of the many people who have invisible disabilities. I also hope it helps create more empathy and reduces bias. With Chaos in particular I am trying to show how completely overwhelming it can feel when exposed to noise, light or any other stimulus. I placed that feeling in the top of my head where I have a constant headache.