Anyone who says they cannot see a thought
simply doesn’t know art ~ W. A. Reynolds
Watercolor, Montague ~ in private collection (Odessa, Florida)
“The Silence between Health & Illness” (Monoprint)
Other writing by Armida on issuu.com
An informal, global interview written for renown British-Indian artist, Prem Singh of New Delhi, India, for his 2008 gala opening.
A series of Bitstrips published on FB as a campaign to increase the awareness of people throughout the world who suffer from chemical sensitivities (toxic injury aka Toxic encephalopathy, a neurologic disorder caused by exposure to neurotoxic organic solvents such as toluene, following exposure to heavy metals such as manganese; or exposure to extreme concentrations of any natural toxin such as cyanotoxins found in shellfish or freshwater cyanobacteria crusts.*
∅ 2nd year of the CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY campaign, ‘Unspecified”. Why “unspecified”? The western medical community, with a few exceptions, are confused as to what chemicals/chemical cocktails cause the symptoms that are actually attributed to prospective organ diseases/failures. Sufferers remain improperly diagnosed as a consequence.
Compilation of haiku, photography, and the like, “Haiku and Somewonderings (2008)”
* The 1999 consensus statement recommends that MCS be diagnosed according to six standardized criteria:
- Symptoms are reproducible with repeated (chemical) exposures
- The condition has persisted for a significant period of time
- Low levels of exposure (lower than previously or commonly tolerated) result in manifestations of the syndrome (i.e. increased sensitivity)
- The symptoms improve or resolve completely when the triggering chemicals are removed
- Responses often occur to multiple chemically unrelated substances
- Symptoms involve multiple-organ symptoms (runny nose, itchy eyes, headache, scratchy throat, ear ache, scalp pain, mental confusion or sleepiness, palpitations of the heart, upset stomach, nausea and/or diarrhea, abdominal cramping, aching joints).
- Multiple chemical sensitivity: a 1999 consensus”. Arch. Environ. Health. 54 (3): 147–9. 1999. doi:10.1080/00039899909602251. PMID 10444033.
- Reid S, et al. (2001). “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in British Gulf War Veterans”. American Journal of Epidemiology. 153 (6): 604–9. doi:10.1093/aje/153.6.604.