The Color of My Pain
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The Color of My Pain


In fall 2007, as part of an art contest in the Middle East, I asked cancer patients to paint their own portraits, showing their feelings about their emotional and physical pain from a cancer diagnosis. This painting is a self-portrait by a 33-year-old woman named Fatemeh, who has breast cancer. She is unmarried and from a very poor region in Iran.

The portrait shows Fatemeh looking into a mirror with her hand covering her breast. The tears in the mirror around her face are hers.

— Yasmin Sinai


 

 (Art by Fetemah, Age 33, Iran / www.yasminsinai.com/events.aspx)