My STEAM project focuses on allergy-induced asthma, its symptoms, and how it is developed. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition triggered by many environmental elements as well as physical and mental stress. It is a widespread condition that over 300 million people worldwide. When asthma is triggered by something like an allergen, the bronchioles in the lungs become so inflamed that it is difficult, or sometimes even impossible to breathe. In order to represent the struggle to breathe, I drew a pair of lungs strung up with thorny vines. The flowers represent a common allergen: pollen.
Unfortunately, I am not a very good artist but I do enjoy picture editing, so it all worked out in the end. This is project is near to my heart because I have had asthma since I was very little and my allergies often irritate it.