Diabetes Awareness Through Art
Appleton (Artworks) is an artist and photographer who has been creating art, images and sculptures all of his life.
After surviving a diabetic coma at the age of six,
Appleton began to collect almost every insulin bottle that has gone through his system, amounting to hundreds of bottles, faded syringes and old blood strips.
Appleton wants to inspire the millions who have diabetes
--to carry on and realize that you are not alone in this daily battle.
In hopes of preventing naive misconceptions and harmful falsehoods to continue, he promises to educate the unknowing, asking them to learn more about this devastating disease.
Through his art, Appleton seeks to raise and spread awareness. By putting his message on the streets, he asks passersby to wonder what they see, what they are looking at….something over 30 million American diabetics look at everyday.