Cora VarshneyBrain Tumor Type
CraniopharyngiomaDate of Diagnosis
April 2018 (age 5)Age Group (If you are a caregiver/family member please check Caregiver/Family Member)
Children: 12 and underCategory
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.