Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Epilepsy by Chris Buzelli

Epilepsy by Chris Buzelli for the cover of The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association:

The word epilepsy originates from the Greek word epilambanein, meaning someting that jumps upon you from the outside or a sudden attack. The sudden violent siezures historically has led to explanations of magic or religion. Some cultures saw epilepsy as a sacred illness (a gift or a punishment from the gods). Only 2,000 years after Aritotle understood that epilepsy was a brain disease, it is no longer surrounded by superstition. People living with epilepsy are still living with the unpredictable.
Chris has various prints and originals on sale here.

*Previously: Headache by Byron Eggenschwiler.