From the Bitter Pill Series
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This was originally an ad for a cake mix in the 1950s. I knew the moment I saw it, the cake would need to be replaced with my Bitter Pills. As each child consumed their pill, their faces whirled away. This piece is where the series stopped being such a literal catharsis for my own stories and became a metaphor for everyone who must swallow this pill at sometime in their life. It could also represent the overmedication of not only today’s children, but adults where the drug companies rule and doctors happily prescribe a pill for every possible tick, resulting in a medicated society where people go through life in a doctor approved altered state.