Poppy Brain

This multimedia collage, 16×20″, pasted the chemical formula for morphine on a foam brain. I then painted a poppy field across the brain to illustrate all the areas involved in opioids effects.

Morphine is derived from the opium poppy. Due to the opioid epidemic there is a much greater awareness of the potential dangers of opioid use for pain control. However, opioids still remain an effective treatment for some, particularly in the short term.

The National Institute for Drug Abuse has a nice overview of the opioid problem in America. https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-overdose-crisis

I response to overprescribing of opioids the Centers for Disease Control releases opioid prescribing guidelines in 2016. CDC Guidelines

There have been books, documentaries and numerous journal articles on the subject in recent years.

Size: 16×20″

Cost: $500

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