Aura mask in the making
My current project is based on migraine aura.
Currently there aren’t any migraine treatments that have been directly developed and/or used to treat migraine aura. It is seen as unimportant in comparison to the head pain. With symptoms such as paralysis, tempory blindness and even coma this seems astounding to me.
I am creating masks based on migraineur’s drawings of their aura experience.
The first mask is based on my own visual aura experience. When suffering an attack and I’m looking at a person’s face, half is blurred with no features. The first time I experienced this aura I was terrified.
It is my hope that through art, both the public and medical professionals can better understand and empathise with migraineurs.
If you’d like to be involved in the draw-your-aura project follow the link for more information.