Spanish artist Sara Landeta has created a beautiful and sensitive project entitled “Medicine as Metaphor” in which she uses as canvas the inside of different old drug boxes to depict various colorful birds.
On her website, Sara describes the series: “The project includes a collection of 120 boxes of drugs that have been consumed by different patients to overcome their illnesses. All boxes are illustrated inside with a broad classification of birds from different families, being the only animal that although it gives it a meaning of freedom, because it is the only one able to connect with the earth and the sky, is also one of the main animals in captivity. This juxtaposition of the natural and the synthetic interprets the patient as a captive animal, and the bird as its metaphor.
Draw a collection of birds inside these boxes holding a single reflection ; l will learn to be birds in captivity, but they are wanting to fly, and that is what keeps them alive.”
You can see more of Landeta’s paintings on her Facebook.