"AutoImmune" is a short series of paintings to raise awareness of the everyday problems people with autoimmune diseases experience.
There are many autoimmune diseases including; Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Multiple sclerosis (MS).
The effects of medication can take some getting used to. This first piece "Combination Therapy" is an exploration of how I felt for the first few months of taking Methotrexate and Hydroxyclhoroquine Sulphate.
Travelling to work with reduced mobility brought new challenages that I hadn't experienced before. Things I've never even notice before became great obstacles. "The Summit" is about making everyday choices that others may take for granted.
Auto-immune Diseases are treated by dampening down an over-active immune system. While this can have great results in calming disease activity it leaves me open to infection and I feel like I need protection from the world.