Self-portrait After Jaw Surgery in Leipzig by Luisiana Mera

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Luisiana Mera

Self-portrait After Jaw Surgery in Leipzig


121.92 x 91.44 cm | 48 x 36 in

Charcoal on paper

  • Honorable Mention / Drawing

I had a very bad bicycle accident while I was abroad on an artist residency in Leipzig, Germany. The accident was very traumatizing, because it was my first surgery ever and I was in a different city, a different country, away from loved ones and I didn’t understand German. Everything was very disorienting and unforgettable. I returned home and decided to immortalize that moment by creating a drawing of it. My face was so swollen I did not feel like me for weeks, I meditated a lot and healed while making this drawing.