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Art TherapyEsophageal Cancer

Painting Allows Me an Escape After a Cancer Diagnosis

After he was diagnosed with stage III esophageal cancer in 2017, “Art became my love,” says Larry Taylor.
December 2020 Vol 6 No 6
Larry Taylor
Kenosha, Wisconsin

On November 27, 2017, I was diagnosed with stage III esophageal cancer. I started teaching myself to paint a few years earlier, during another personal health scare. Art became my love after the cancer diagnosis in 2017. I use acrylic on canvas in my paintings. Painting allows me an escape. For me, the beauty of art is that it awakens the imagination. Art is the ultimate support group. My treatment and my life are in God’s hands, so now I am free to paint.

This is where I want to be.


This is what I think cancer looks like.
The many windows of cancer.

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