Affliction

Dr. Cindy A. Milton's avatar Dr. Cindy A. Milton

This piece is a visual depiction of a childhood shaped by affliction. The wheelchair, composed entirely of toys/children's items, is painted dark to emphasize the power of the overshadowing illness. It is "stuck" in a sandbox of patient file folders, symbolic of the hold the healthcare environment has on an afflicted child’s existence. PIECE INVENTORY = WHEELCHAIR: Rear Wheels - Hula hoops, Pixy Stix, Hockey balls...Front Wheels - Rings from ring toss game, Checkers, Straws...Undercarriage - Batons, Hula hoops, Cords from play phones, Checkers...Seat Bottom, Back, and Sidewalls - Checker boards, Wooden pencils...Handles - Hockey sticks...Arm Rests - Jump ropes, Chalkboard erasers...Leg Rests - Golf clubs...Foot Rests - Chalkboards, Chalkboard erasers, Batons, Checkers...SANDBOX - File folders

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3'
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 4'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 3.5'