As I said, an 'older' work will follow on Thursday, because it belongs to the date...
The 13th September is World Sepsis Day.
Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is (of course as many other diseases as well) a deadly disease that doesn't get the awareness it actually needs. In Germany, every fourth diseased dies because of too late recognition.
It can be caused by infected wounds or inflammations, beginning slowly, but ending with organ failure, sometimes more or less worse. In the worst cases, when help comes too late, the person concerned dies.
I myself haven't known much about it, and I learned a lot through the researches for this work.
It was part of a local competition, where short films and graphics were allowed.
After research and sketches, I decided not to portrait the death through a septic shock, but the aftermath for those who survive it.
Sepsis doesn't stop with the end of the artificial coma. Most survivors have to treat with depression, traumas, physical problems and often amputation of dying off extremeties. Though many things happened for sepsis in the last years, the way how to treat with the aftermath of survivors is still difficult.
I'm not able to find the right words for the topic, it is very difficult in English. For those who have no idea about sepsis, I highly recommend to inform yourself about it!
Feel free to share knowledge or useful links to this disease in the comments!
Now to a bit more pleasing topic: I reached the first place with this contribution in the graphic section!
And not only that, my little brother and his friends made the first place in the short film section! Yeah...double win...
Their film is in German, but for those who wat to have a look:
The work is done with ink pens, white ink as well as watercolour.