The painting was not an image of anything in particular, just an abstract confluence of psychedelic colors and wormlike patterns inside a perfectly round circle. Ben Taylor didn’t like it much, and he said he didn’t know why he painted it. But the wormlike patterns represent years of spiraling into unknown illness that had driven the 47-year-old painter and musician to depression, sometimes even thoughts of suicide.
"His Health Had Been Failing for Years. Then He Saw Something Crawling in His Eye." is from the August 09, 2018 To Your Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Phillips and narrated by Sam Scholl.