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The art of Laura Olear

Laura Olear (Winter 2009) Viruses and Bacteria series Artist’s Statement We live in an age of profound advances in health and medicine, yet there has never been a wider gap between objective and perceptive health. I am interested in the ways in which many people dissociate themselves from their bodies and health, while others focus […]

Viruses and bacteria series

Laura Olear Chicago, Illinois (Winter 2009) Artist’s statement We live in an age of profound advances in health and medicine, yet there has never been a wider gap between objective and perceptive health. I am interested in the ways in which many people dissociate themselves from their bodies and health, while others focus fixatedly on […]

Self-inflicted

Laura Olear Chicago, Illinois, United States (Fall 2010) Artist’s statement:This series of mixed media drawings is abstracted from biological imagery. They explore issues of control over one’s own health in the form of “self-inflicted” conditions or diseases. Obesity, anorexia, smoking, tanning, excessive alcohol consumption, and self-mutilation can all result in a variety of potentially life-threatening […]