Expressing Pain

    • Anonymous
      April 19, 2008 at 11:48 pm

      I know that many of you get “Neurology Now”, so you would have seen this, however for those of you who havent, take a look at the picture (with the story) below. when I first looked at it, I thought it was impossible to try and put a ‘face’ to pain, however, its been mulling around in my head for two weeks now, and now when i think of pain, my mind automatically goes to the horrible black holes of this picture, and funnily enough i find it rather apt.
      sorry ….. I dont seem to be able to download the picture and article itself but if you go to:

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    • Anonymous
      April 20, 2008 at 3:24 pm


      OK! Finally I remembered, thanks to a friend. Here is the picture of pain and below is the story behind it.

      [I]Eliette Markhbein was born and raised in Paris, France. She has a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York, NY and worked for 20 years as an editor for European and American architecture magazines. Pain is a charcoal and colored-pencil drawing that she made while bedridden with debilitating pain after a traumatic brain and spine injury, the result of being hit by a speeding car. The drawing depicts a female figure gracefully folded in on itself but also broken open.[/I]
      [I]After the accident, Eliette began exploring innovative ways to use creativity in rehabilitation. She is passionate about the power of creativity in helping people recover from trauma, and currently works with spinal cord and traumatic brain injury patients at the Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center, also in New York City. [/I]

    • Anonymous
      April 22, 2008 at 11:37 pm

      Very inspiring Ali, thanks.

    • Anonymous
      April 23, 2008 at 12:52 am

      Thanks, Ali! That is a great visual.