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November 2018

Lara Oshon 

Los Angeles, Calif.


Acrylic on canvas


As its name suggests, artist Lara Oshon's painting, Genesis, took form long before she swept her paintbrush across its canvas. "I dealt with cruel and debilitating pain from Stage IV Endometriosis for over 30 years," confesses Oshon, 41. She eventually had excision surgery with an Atlanta-area endometriosis specialist, but not before being coaxed into the procedure by a dear acupuncturist. "This painting is now on display in her acupuncture practice for women in LA. It's about allowing miracles, new beginnings and birthing your true self. My experience of endo influenced every aspect of my life and often left me feeling very alone and hopeless. This painting represents the light in the midst of any experience, even one as painful as endo."

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