Emily Noelle Causi is completing her final year of secondary studies and transitioning into university to pursue software engineering. Toronto is her home and she continues to develop her skills as a survivor of a catastrophic brain injury, caused by a ruptured arteriovenous malformation at sixteen years old.
The events that ensued were intensive rehabilitation, a craniotomy and continued therapy. Emily had never dabbled in any form of visual art before her medical event.
During her recovery period, she began to explore art as a means of therapy. Her work continues to evolve and is largely focused on self-expression through paint media.
Her brain injury opened up opportunities through a renewed lens as she processes and interacts with her environment. Her paintings continue to intrigue viewers, not only for their creative concepts, but also by offering insight into her life, surroundings, and state of mind. Offering these images up to viewers brings them closer to the artist as they become part of Emily’s journey of brain injury, self-expression, exploration and re-definition.
Art photography by www.julianacausi.com