As human beings, we strive for connection, love, and to feel understood as our true selves.
My mission as a disabled, Asian, woman artist is to shine a light on the Chronic Pain community and to help them in the ways that I can, through creating artwork and more 😊
The reason why my work is focused on chronic pain is because of a couple traumatic incidents that occurred in 2018 and 2021. In 2018, was in a work accident where a mobile wall fell on me which resulted in my development of chronic pain and other ailments. Then in 2021, I was in a car accident that made my symptoms worse than before. At first, I thought this was the end of my art career, but I found through time that this was just the beginning 🌱✨
This lead me to discover more about who I am, what I am capable of, and what I could do to help others ( especially those who suffer with invisible illnesses 💚 )
Putting my emotions into my art has helped me not only express myself, but also gave me the opportunity to create connections with others, develop work that informs and educates people, and to help those who feel unheard, feel heard.
Through creating meaningful and symbolic works of art, I help others find a sense of self 🎨
- Yengiang Nguyen