I started having episodes where a pressure would be in my abdomen, numbness in my hands, feet and jaw, lightness in my chest and head, and in some instances I would pass out. I started going for tests, scans and consultations. In the end, most of it was attributed to anxiety and vasovagal response. I have since learned to have a more careful approach to my thoughts, actions, and reactions and minimized my flare ups for the most part, for now.

I requested copies of all the scans and images that were available from my tests, and sorted through them looking for parts of myself that I connected with beyond the bone and tissue. These plates are those images, cropped square and printed on PVC media, that I then painted on.

Every one of these plates contain a piece of me, a piece of my body, and a piece of my mind.