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Epilepsy Blog Relay: Epilepsy art reveals hidden truths

This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from March 1 through March 31. Follow along!

Angie made a commitment with 3 other artists that for one year they would daily produce a self-image using any medium and to email the images to each other. She recalls that the experience was playful, fun, and a wonderful way to connect with friends she had known since art school. Angie has collated her images into a film that documents a year in her life with in her words ‘surprising results.’

Angie’s Story

I have dealt with epilepsy all my adult life. One of the most frightening elements is the seeming randomness of my seizure activity. My seizures always seem to catch me unawares. This has always felt both dispiriting and disrupting.

However, after one week of extremely intense seizure activity, I looked back at my artwork from the two preceding weeks. My brain unconsciously knew a seizure was coming, my images had become increasingly darker, with more brevity and darker tone. The project revealed hidden truths by externalizing the internal.

SACRED from angie stimson on Vimeo.

To view more of Angie’s art visit her site at angelastimson.com

NEXT UP: Be sure to check out the next post by Christalle at livingwellwithepilepsy.com for more on epilepsy awareness. You can check out any of the Epilepsy Blog Relay posts you may have missed.

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