Illness is an unknown.
It carries fear and brings hope. It can be a prison or liberation. It can be a journey.
Illness is a wound, a crack in the soul and body, a crater. It is also a keyhole through which we peek into ourselves.
It opens a new chapter, a new story, new images.
Philosopher of medicine, doctor and essayist Professor Andrzej Szczeklik states, “Medicine and art come from the same trunk. They both begin with magic.”
In Katarzyna Karpowicz’s paintings, art and medicine intertwine into an inseparable magical story, medicine becomes magic, and the personal experience of illness and recovery makes the story touchingly true.