Mom's Chemo Brain
"Mom's Chemo Brain" was inspired by a series of documentary drawings I created during my mother's chemotherapy journey. I was living at home in the summer between my sophomore and junior year of college. The variety of changes she underwent, not only physical, but also emotional and spiritual, were felt by my family and our community at home as we accompanied her through this intense time together. I began to sit and draw my mother in my sketchbook in everyday situations as a way of personally coping from watching the process. This observational drawing became a way of seeking to understand my mom and her healing process in a deeper way, and it subtly brought us closer.
By Erin K. McAtee