2014 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Michelle Knorr – Haverhill, MA
I was diagnosed in 2001 after hurting my back at work. The ortho dr. saw a lesion on my spine in the MRI and referred me to a neurologist. Within 2 months of diagnosis I lost the vision in my left eye due to optic neuritis. That lasted 3 months. I still have a lot of vision problems which makes my artwork more challenging. I have always enjoyed drawing and painting animals. The leopard is meant to represent how MS attacks happen under cover of night, so to speak and you never know what part of the body will fall under attack next. The zebras represent how MS is different in every individual, just like the stripes on a zebra. The elephants represent how people in the MS community come together as a family to look out for each other, answering questions and offering support to the newly diagnosed.
Elephants = family bonds
Leopard = under attack
Zebras = diversity