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Silent Epidemic

Taylor Hart's avatar Taylor Hart

“Silent Epidemic” is a Triptych I’ve created to portray my own experiences enduring Traumatic Brain Injuries. Mild and severe traumatic brain injury (concussion and TBI) can cause upsetting changes to your mental health. I want to raise awareness for a quiet, devastating injury that is under-acknowledged. The triptych is a journey of frustration, devastation, isolation, remembering, and healing. I’ve chosen to present myself in this pose to depict poise, dignity, and grace with a head held high. The text amidst the background is not noticeable at first glance, displaying how an injury to the brain can be remarkably silent, invisible, and quietly powerful. How only those close enough can recognize the pain and trauma in persevering through a wound that has absorbed my being from the inside out. Beautiful chaos from a life-changing force.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Oil Paint
  • Width: 64 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 26 inches