Art is an important medium of self-expression. Even more so when someone has been through a life changing experience like a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness. Patients undergoing treatment for cancer have found, through art, a way in which to cope, express themselves or simply help them face every moment in their journey of survival. Their innermost feelings are expressed through their art when words fail to give the big picture.
Friends of Max- a support group of The Max Foundation in India is committed to the wellbeing of underserved Chronic Myeloid Leukemia and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor patients.
Over the years FOM has conducted over 200 patient support meetings, and one of the most well attended and therapeutic workshops conducted is the ‘Art Therapy’ workshops. In these workshops the patients create art using crayons and water colour to express their feelings and thoughts.
Colours of Hope brings to you a collection of a hundred such art works which depict a myriad of emotions that patients undergo upon their cancer diagnosis and through their journey of life thereafter. These have been collected over the last 20 years from patients across India from all walks of life. All proceeds of their sale will be used to meet the needs of patients from the weaker sections of society.