In this triptych, I represent the experience of sensory overload that often attends chronic illness. Lights seem too bright; sounds too loud; smells too strong; and touch can be unpleasant or even painful. It’s as if the body is dealing with so much internally that it is overwhelmed by any external input. This feeling of overload can have a self-imprisoning effect, as we try to shield ourselves from the external world. In these pieces in particular, I focus on the painful experience of bright light across the light spectrum (blue, green, and red), that feels like shards of glass piecing the eye.