Denver Artist Sarah Richter Finds The ‘Beauty’ Of Having MS

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Photo: Sarah Richter, Denver artist with MS
Denver artist Sarah Richter stands in front of a sound sculpture featured in her multi-media installation "Sensory Paradox" at CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora on Dec. 8, 2015.

Seeing three of everything can be disorienting. That's what happened to Denver artist Sarah Richter in 2009. "One day I woke up, and I saw the world totally differently," Richter says. "It was very painful and frightening. But it was really beautiful too."

Doctors diagnosed Richter with multiple sclerosis. Since then, she has used her art to explore how MS affects her body. She recreates what she calls the "invisible symptoms" in her latest project"Sensory Paradox: An Artist's Experience with Multiple Sclerosis." It's on display through March 3 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Richter spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

Note: The exhibition is closed from Dec. 28 through Jan. 1.

Photo: Denver artist Sarah Richter's
"Reconnected" is an interactive piece featured in Denver artist Sarah Richter's installation "Sensory Paradox." People participate by taking a photograph of a body part where they've experienced some form of lose and then pin it to the wall fixture.