Chaotic Confinement

by Ana Garcia
(Miami, FL)

Ana Garcia, Chaotic Confinement 5, detail, 2007, India ink pen and marker on paper, 52 x 96 inches

Ana Garcia, Chaotic Confinement 5, detail, 2007, India ink pen and marker on paper, 52 x 96 inches

For the past three years, I have been plagued with daily headaches. Relatively recently, I began to work through it with the use of drawing and found that the pain was alleviated. It is the energy and rhythm of the lines that helps relieve the pain. The dynamics of a headache are locked in a chaotic confinement. The fluidity of an India ink pen mimics the pain’s travel pattern in my head. This controlled system of mark-making contains my condition by turning an uncomfortable negative state into a creative positive one. And from this condition, it is taking the drawing into new areas of the unknown.

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Sep 11, 2009
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This is very refreshing
by: Anonymous

What a wonderful way to deal with Headaches. Gives food for thought...

Hana, Israel

Jul 23, 2009
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I understand
by: Nancy

I have had daily migraines for over ten years and it is sometimes hard to get yourself out of the "Pain". I took a mosaics class and have found that when I am working on a project, I can get away from the "pain" for just a little while. Doing something creative seems to help me. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 13, 2009
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Well done
by: James

Well done! I too have found that art - shapes, colours - can be therapeutic. This one tells a story as well.

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