The Mysteries of Pain: U of T Dentistry’s mural restoration project

The Mysteries of Pain: U of T Dentistry’s mural restoration project


I am Carmen Cereceda Bianchi. I am from Chile. I am an artist. I was there teaching at the Ontario College of Art and at the same time I was painting a mural for the Faculty of Dentistry. She worked approximately four or five hours a day after school, after her teaching classes were over, and she would work on this. So this mural, this work that she was working on, to commemorate Alan Black, took eighteen months. The theme that was picked for the mural is the area of the sensation of pain, and how our experience of pain connects us to our origins. And I think one cannot consider our origins unless you’re thinking of our relationship to our earth and environment. So in a sense she’s looking at an ecology that’s on a different scale that certainly I studied during my career. This is what mural painting and great artists give us. They give us the human story. They give us the thing that connects us all, they give us those “wow” moments, those “pow” moments that allow us to continue living our ordinary lives.

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