Chris Yake
The Burden

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SchoolSpringfield-Clark Career Technology Center

CitySpringfield, Ohio

TeacherLinda Cabaluna

InternOlivia Wetta


Artist's Statement

It's not always easy to have a pain, especially in the spine. That's why I chose to paint a human spine. I used the darkness to represent the empty feeling of pain and pain itself. For the spine, I used light reds. I used blues to show pain relief. I feel like the strong difference in colors really brought contrast to the feelings involved.


Olivia Wetta

A Pilot Study: The Relationship Between a Patient's Self-Assessed Pain Tolerance, Patient Characteristics and Postoperative Pain Levels