Hysteria was a medical condition that was believed to be caused by the woman's uterus moving around inside her body. Ancient Greek physician Aretaeus claimed that the uterus was a sentient being, "an animal within an animal." Symptoms of hysteria could be anything and everything - including just any behavior considered inappropriate for a lady - such as "emotional outbursts," "erotic fantasies" or "a tendency to cause trouble." The concept died out around the end of the 19th century, but the idea of women's guts making them crazy persists today.
Kelley is a freelance illustrator living in California. Clients include Disney Hyperion, MacMillan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic, Lifeway, ImagineFX, Highlights and Cricket magazine.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.