An artist’s perspective of radiation therapyWinner of:2013 Association Trends All Media Contest, Gold AwardA visual diary of cancer treatment, Rad Art is one woman’s fully realized story of how she used the process of painting to help her cope with her disease and recovery. Filled with beautiful, evocative artwork, the book presents the emotional course of a cancer patient through paintings she created each day after undergoing radiation therapy. The 33 paintings are arranged chronologically—from the first to the last day of her treatment—and include accompanying text explaining her mood and feelings at the time. While respecting each person’s unique experience, artist and cancer survivor Sally Loughridge has created a resource to encourage expression, sharing, and connection among cancer patients and their loved ones.
Reviews"Sally Loughridge's paintings and prose are powerful and capture not only her own experience but that of so many other survivors. . . . I hope that readers will find Rad Art encouraging and inspiring, that they will recover as well as possible, and someday give it to someone else who is in need of healing." —Julie Silver, MD, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, and author, You Can Heal Yourself
"The paintings are compelling and beautiful... Almost any patient (male or female) or their family members could comfortably look at this work and find it applicable to their own situation." —David M. Mastrianni, The Lancet
Author BiographySally Loughridge is a cancer survivor and is currently a full-time artist after working nearly 30 years as a clinical psychologist. She teaches painting classes and exhibits her artwork in Maine. She lives in South Bristol, Maine.