Priya Rama

Migraine Artist: Transforming Pain Into Beauty

My art, like my life, revolves around my chronic migraines. When a migraine comes on, even

with my eyes closed, I "see" things. Colors and shapes flood my mind in fluid poetry. Frequently, I paint through a migraine, but when I can’t, I can recall the imagery at a later time, and commit that to canvas.

Each piece I create evolves from a meditative and mindful process, wherein I become one with

my art. Often, completing a painting acts as a release, and reminds me that my mind can do

more than just process pain: It can transform pain into beauty.