Awakening Abyss

Sharon Gruss's avatar Sharon Gruss

Made of 51 pieces of scrap metal, and acrylic paints, “Awakening Abyss” is the product of the turning point in my life. After finding a brain tumor, undergoing many tests, and ultimately surgery to remove the mass, I was left with only 50 percent of my vision.In this painting of my post-surgery MRI, there is a void where the tumor and epileptic tissue was. I had no idea that losing all of this would bring me so much more. Adjusting to my new perspective was difficult at first but I soon began to see the benefit of my loss. I was awakened to all the small blessings I never saw before. I created this piece to show that although this was a life changing event, I was awakened in this abyss to how much there is to be grateful for. Instead of viewers seeing the dark space as a negative, I want them to know that I am forever changed in a very positive way. “Awakening Abyss” was a major part of my recovery and I hope it will encourage others to wake up to all the good in their lives.

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  • Art form: 2-D
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  • Medium: Acrylic
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  • Year created: 2012
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