The Ones That Last

By Jagruthi Ravinithala

Visual Communication Design
Gungahlin College - Year 12
The Ones That Last is an interdisciplinary art series which combines the awareness of chronic illnesses with the visual art discipline of oil pastel painting. These works focus on the use of striking imagery to convey the pain in which people who experience chronic illnesses face physically and mentally. The media’s portrayal of illness is substantial when it comes to the ‘trending’ illnesses which have emerged recently (such as Covid - 19); due to this, the normalisation of chronic illnesses have been instilled within society. However, it is important for society to be aware of the physical, mental and financial pain that is incurred by chronic patients over a lifetime as there is no cure but rather extended suffering over a lifetime.