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The music accompanying this video is selected from the composition “Distance”, written and performed by Sophia Exiner
Extract from Roslyn Dux artist statement
You could say that Polio is an equal opportunity virus. It doesn’t discriminate between generation or gender so I painted subjects to fit within a broad demographic, with callipers and crutches, canes and a wheelchair. The exclusion of a subject in an iron lung is more due to my own artistic limitations than lacking consideration for those souls.
Identifying with my own situation, I included the image of a woman who generally has no obvious outward signs of the disease, though a polio survivor daily coping with the challenges of a tiring, painful body that doesn’t always function as God originally intended – while raising and supporting an extended family.
As with all my artworks, I would hope that this particular piece finds an appreciative home.