Trigeminal Neuralgia


This wearable steel sculpture is named after the set of three nerves which branch off the trigeminal nerve, located within the jaw, cheekbone, nose and forehead. These nerves can be affected from lesions on the brain or a spinal cord injury. This condition is known as the most painful condition to humankind and nicknamed the “suicide pain.” This type of pain is caused by a form of central nervous system damage which typically affects the face asymmetrically. Solimanto underwent two brain surgeries to stop this affliction secondary to multiple sclerosis.