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Amnesia is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. Amnesia can also be caused temporarily by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs. Essentially, amnesia is loss of memory. The memory can be either wholly or partially lost. There are 2 main types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia. Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation.
Elizabeth Jameson is an artist whose work explores the beauty and complexity of the brain. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1992, she turned from a career in law to one in art – using her illness, specifically her brain scans, as a source of inspiration. She often exhibits her work in medical and healthcare settings, hoping that it will “remind viewers that this grey tissue and the body that shelters it represent far more than illness and human imperfection.”
"Art of Survival: Women, Healing & The Arts" edited by Elka Kazmierczak, as featured on the Arts & Healing Network. Essays by counselors, educators, and artists, combined with art works by women artists and survivors of abuse (psychological, physical, and sexual) showing that art making can be a source of self-knowledge and transformation.
New Artist in Healthcare Certification being developed for artists in hospitals | Psychology Today
Artist paints experiences of medication/drugs | Nitrous Oxide / Valium I.V. (doseage unknown in hospital)
Body art: Unique way of healing for grief-stricken- Memorializing loved ones with a piece of body art is becoming an increasingly popular way of coping with grief. for a parent struggling to come to grips with the pain and anguish of losing a child, body art offers a unique way to honour the memory of a life left unfinished.