USA (Featured Artist 2010)
I would like people to understand that many people with epilepsy are not mentally disabled but rather differently 'abled.' We are creative artists and live everyday lives like most others with the one disadvantage of disruptive seizures and remembering daily medications. Some of our artwork will show the inner feelings that we have about ourselves and our situation.
This will give the general public more insight into an illness that does not automatically mean retardation, slow thinking and the devil causing our seizures. Depression linked to our disability and the medications is possibly the more troubling part of epilepsy. As we've all heard, the cure can sometimes be worse than the illness.
Fear of Fear Itself
by Vicki Deutsch
c-type print (2007)