This sculpture takes on my ongoing interest in the language of pain, in particular, the use of metaphorical descriptions. According to the latest research in pain science, pain is how the person perceives it to be – i.e., it is not the accurate reflection of the tissue damage but is based on their perceptions, and what information their brains consider to be threatening.
The sculpture stems directly from my last surgery for my long-term chronic pain illness. It is about what I imagined my affected organs would have looked like when my surgeon cut them out. It is a visual interpretation of how my affected organs might have deformed and altered inside of me but is based purely on my imagined perception.