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Unique Lung Art
Artists get inspirations from many things in life, but it’s probably safe to say that Lorraine Ashley’s inspiration is quite unique.You see, Lorraine suffers from a rare medical condition called catamenial pneumothorax. She has part of her womb lining her lungs, so every month, those tissues bleed. Basically, she has menstruating lungs.

After painful surgeries, Lorraine decided to turn her experience into art:

Now, after studying art at the University of Derby, Lorraine has been creatively inspired by her experience.

By drilling holes into slate, she has recreated the images of her lungs which were taken during the hospital scans.

They have gone on display at Royal Derby Hospital where she was cared for following the operation in Nottingham.

Her art is called Air of Hysteria and has been described by Lorraine as a chance to turn her experiences “into something really positive”.

Lorraine, who now lives in Warwickshire, said: “When I was given my lung images I was looking through them and thought they were beautiful. As images in their own right they were stunning.”

Link: Story at This is Derbyshire | Lorraine’s website

 

via Arbroath

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