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Behind My Eyes

Behind My Eyes

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Cora Varshney

Brain Tumor Type

Date of Diagnosis
April 2018 (age 5)

Age Group (If you are a caregiver/family member please check Caregiver/Family Member)
Children: 12 and under

Drawing/Painting/Printmaking/Chalk Art

Artist Statement (include type of art, techniques & materials used, what it means to you)
What do my ophthalmologists actually see when they look at me? Me or my eyes?

Being a visually impaired 10-year-old means that I see the world differently. Whether it’s colours or the size of font. However, with art there is no right or wrong.

When I first saw a picture of the inside of my eyes, I immediately thought it looked exactly like a sunset. I then went on to paint this picture of the inside of an eye. I used acrylic paints to create this colourful canvas.

Blurred, smudged, the colours in this art piece imitate the unclearness of what I see but also a beautiful sunset. My eyelashes look like grass and above all is the gorgeous sun setting (my optic nerve!) leaving behind it a sky of colours for everyone to enjoy.

Bio (include your age, tumor type and date of diagnosis)
I am now 10 years old.

After being diagnosed with a brain tumour at 5 years old in 2018, which me and my family later discovered to be a craniopharyngioma, my life changed completely. However, being visually impaired isn’t entirely bad, as proven by this painting. It helps me interpret things in a way that nobody else can.

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Sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor

C.J. Coakley Co., INC.

Gold Sponsor

William J. Shaw Family Foundation

Silver Sponsor

Art League of Ocean City

Bronze Sponsor

Cronin Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center

Hosted by:

Raymond A. Wood Foundation
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