"Self Changing Colors" is an art project with real world effects and it's helping me recover my health. ⠀ ⠀
I don’t often talk about it but I actually have food sensitivities which are so severe that I’ve been drinking most of my nutrition in the form of an unflavored tube-feeding formula for the past three and a half years. I get symptoms in multiple systems of the body (gut, brain, nervous system, muscles, joints…) including severe mood swings. ⠀ ⠀
Late last year I had begun to lose hope so I came up with this ongoing project. One painting is generated each month by a simple rule: every day I will do things that are good for me and record how I feel before and after–in the form of a color.⠀ ⠀
Every column in the painting represents one day, and every square in the column represents a positive activity. The colors show how I felt. Seen here are the first three paintings: January (I am holding that one!) February and March. ⠀ ⠀
As time passes the accumulated positive actions should gradually improve my life, changing how I feel and thus causing the colors themselves to change. If all goes as planned over the course of 2017 and 2018, this project will generate a series of 24 works (one per month) that look dramatically different at the end of the project than at the beginning.⠀ ⠀
In the meantime, I’m finally on what looks to be the right path towards diagnosis and treatment with my doctor. Things are looking up and in part I have this project to thank!⠀ ⠀
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