Concussion Recovery and Resilience

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‘Concussion Recovery and Resilience’

By Wilma Jennifer

Athens, GA Community

"This tactile square is about my recovery from a concussion. The eyeless face depicts the blurring thoughts. The red and explosive burst shows the impact site. For the first 6 months, I saw a purple trimmed, clear plexiglass rectangle filled with pale teal clouds on top of my head. The red tactile dots express that with few exceptions my skin burned upon being touched. There are positive notes. This is my first painting. Prior to the injury, I was a pencil and ink artist. The melting heart on the lower right side reflects the beginning of healing and the ability to have physical contact without discomfort. The musical symbol references an aspect of recovery and the knowledge that I can sing much lower than previously. The ladybugs are about connection. Resilience…. we can bounce back."

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