What art have you seen that addresses illness, healing, or fertility?
September 18, 2012 9:16 PM Subscribe
What great art have you seen that addresses illness/healing/fertility loss?
posted by bilabial to media & arts (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've outed myself here today as someone with cancer. That was scary, but I felt like I got a big hug via memail.
I cried a lot today. And realized a few minutes ago that I need to release this fear and anger somehow. And preferably in a way that has a chance of being meaningful down the road.
I've taken and failed college photography, ceramics, ballet, (failed as in received an F) and got a C in singing for non-music majors. I used to make greeting cards, and still have some supplies for that. Of course, I knit. I would totally take another crack at ceramics when the time is right, but I'm hoping to pick up something exponentially less expensive.
So. In hopes of finding inspiration, direction and some solace, I'd like to look at art that has either dealt directly with the theme of illness or healing or fertility, or that helped you through the experience of that. Not death and not specifically child loss, beciase the fertility bit is just something I'm a little worried about, not a known quantity.
Dark themes are ok. I can relate to that. Happy and peppy is fine too, because I miss being happy and peppy. Dance, painting, songs, poems. Throw them at me.