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Arthritis by Johanne Brunet

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My grandmother has suffered a lot from arthritis, so do I at times. Medication helps, but for some people it’ plainly not enough and it can become very debilitating. And ordinary simple actions like holding a pen or a fork may be a real hardship.

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  • Clare Forder
    Clare Forderabout 6 years ago

    Cool shot Johanne – how did you do this?! Hope the arthritis is not causing you (and your grandma) too much pain. I have a similar condition and so does my gma so we sympathise entirely… :)

  • Thank you Clare! My grandma is not longer with us but thankfully, at the end she did not feel it as much because she had Alzheimer’s disease.

    As for me, it comes with flare ups of Crohn’s disease which is controlled right now with medication. What’s nice is that the medication also work on arthritis, a nice bonus.

    As for the fork, I have am a jewellery artist and I used an old pair of round-nose pliers to curl the ends.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Johanne….you really know how to illustrate life in a beautiful and powerful way. My partner’s Mum suffers from it too…she keeps asking when we’re going to get her a cure! (our lab also does arthritis research)

  • Thank you for your touching comment Ursula, it is deeply appreciated. I don’t know about a cure, but I’m on Purinethol and it helps a lot.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Johanne… ;-))

  • Thank you Nathalie!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 6 years ago

    Ouch Johanne…at least you’re able to control it! Yes, I think we’re a LONG way from a cure unfortunately…arthritis is such a complex disease. Thanks for mentioning the Purinethol. I’ll see if we can get it here :)

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetabout 6 years ago

    Cool shot sister! I like the representation of the pain in this capture. Very creative.

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...about 6 years ago

    Johanne, this is a fantastic visual metaphor and abstract symbolism. It just works at so many levels. The visual parallel with the deformed hands, the implicit pain, the inability to use a simple utensil for what it was designed for, etc. I can imagine a picture like this becoming an “icon” for arthritis sufferers and fund raising campaigns. Brilliant!

  • Thank you George! What a great compliment, I’m glad that the implicit meaning I wanted to convey works so well, and I thank you for letting me know in such a beautiful way. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 6 years ago

    I think you got the symbolism perfectly with this shot. Very, very creative!

  • Thank you Vikram! Taking into consideration that it’s the I feel at times, it was easy to come up with the idea… :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Victoria Kidgell
    Victoria Kidgellabout 6 years ago

    Wow! These shots are stunning. And I totally agree with George about it being a fantastic visual metaphor for the disease. I truly hope that your pain and suffering eases, if not ends very soon. Here’s hoping they find a cure soon. Kudos to all the wonderful people out there working on it.

  • Thank you Victoria, I really appreciate your comment.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • scarletjames
    scarletjamesabout 6 years ago

    Sadly clever !

  • Thank you so much! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Zaldy Infante
    Zaldy Infanteabout 6 years ago

    love what you have created here!!!!! BRILLIANT!!!

  • Thank you Zaldy, I appreciate your comment! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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