This unexpected medical journey gives her art new meaning in context and informs her approach to art with new ideas of expression of the physical form in an emotional frame of reference
The film is quiet, which serves to reinforce the terror and anxiety Nourry feels as she goes through the treatment. The worst part of a personal crisis is how mundane the experience can be. Boredom and extreme fear can co-exist. The world outside rolls by in an everyday routine while someone deals with the possibility of death or at least dramatic changes in what has always been considered normal.
“…a unique perspective on that meditation as well as to the crucial importance of art to document life…”
Nourry presents herself the picture of an artist as a patient, neither out of control, nor particularly brave and stoic, an ordinary person going through extraordinary events. She’s willing to reveal a not-entirely-managed window into that event. Her responses and her journey, set alongside her own art, give a unique perspective on that meditation as well as to the crucial importance of art to document our time, to share experiences, and to enhance the quality of life.
"…the picture of an artist as a patient, neither out of control, nor particularly brave and stoic..."