Gillian Genser almost does not say anything about it. The Canadian artist worked for 15 years with muscles to make sculptures, but after all, she realized that she was poisoned since the massus They are contaminated by heavy metals.
The sound of the sculptor, who today is 59 years old and lives in Toronto, began to deteriorate in a surprising way. Although it was almost two decades to discover what, the doctors are ready to discover this mystery.
The artist began working in 2000 With muses for a sculpture From Adam, the first person. "The sea shells came from the Canadian Atlantic and I bought them in bulk in Chinatown to be able to classify them," he told a news story. Toronto life
Gillian spent up to 12 hours a day grinding and sanding the shells so they are perfectly fit into the body of her work. But soon after starting very hard work, the symptoms began to appear: Headaches, vomiting and exhaustion.
"I visit an endless variety of specialists, neurologists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, hoping to find out what we have to do when they ask me if I work with something toxic, I said, I only use natural materials," he explains. .
However, his health problems are defense. The plastic artist adds muscle aches and cramps to the list of symptoms. Up He lost hearing in his left ear and suffered short-term memory loss.
"I was motivational and fatalistic, declaring that my life was over." "My husband was afraid to leave the house, my friends began to take care of me." The ailments continued, intermittently, for 15 years, "he said. A conversation with Daily Mail.
In 2013, the scenario is already terrifying. Gillian could not stop and talked repeatedly. And, as if it was not enough, he suffered severe pain in his throat, belly and arms. "Poorly aware of my deteriorating mental health, I began to withdraw from the world"He recalled.
Until 2015, a blood test reveals the truth of his nightmare. According to the results, Has high levels of arsenic and lead, Toxins that muscles can accumulate due to pollution.
The doctors explained that by working so long with contaminated mollusks, he slowly poisoned for more than 15 years.
Although he stopped working with the materials, he managed to finish the work of Adam. "When I see the sculpture, I feel sorry for both me and our planet, but I also feel happy because it's great, as I find My hope, I called it my beautiful death, "he found.