Trigeminal Neuralgia


This wearable forged steel sculpture is named after the set of three nerves which branch off a nerve in the neck called the  trigeminal nerve, located within the jaw, cheekbone, nose and forehead. These nerves can be affected from lesions on the brain or a brain/spinal cord injury. This condition is known as the most painful condition to humankind and nicknamed the “suicide pain.” This condition typically affects the face asymmetrically. Solimanto underwent two brain surgeries to stop the pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia secondary from multiple sclerosis.