|The Patient Prefers to Lie Quietly in a Dark Room
|Artist / Creator
|Place of Publication
|San Diego, CA
|Structure / Binding
|Medium / Materials
|Fabric, paint, pencil, pen, Prismacolor pencil, wood, and foam
|24 x 9 x 12.5 inches
|Signed & Numbered
In this unique sculptural bookwork, I write about the history of migraine, the latest neurological thinking about its causes, and the current medical thinking about diagnosis and treatment, using the typography of a real place that is quiet and peaceful. The pattern of the text is reminiscent of the surface of the brain, the source of migraines. The bed is the place that migraine sufferers wish to be when they are in pain.
Artist BioJudith Christensen has taught book arts for the past eighteen years at schools, libraries, Grossmont College and the San Diego Museum of Art. Her work has been shown widely and she has work in numerous private collections throughout the United States, and many public collections, including the Athenaeum, Special Collections at the University of California at San Diego, and the Jaffe Collection at Florida Atlantic University.