Tag Archives: Nancy Gershman

Campaigning for Craig: the healing power of a legacy T-shirt

Nancy Gershman Chicago, Illinois, USA   Figure 1: Original photo of Craig Sometimes the elephant in the room is a painful irony, like the story of Craig, a 25-year-old flying instructor who died in his aircraft. As parents we think, “Oh, if only we’d talked him out of flying lessons!” But as bereavement professionals, we […]

Lost Babies: how a photosculpture is changing the etiquette of consolation

Nancy Gershman Figure 1 Kari Ruth in Intensive Care Figure 2 Kari Ruth re-envisioned as a Lost Baby Digital photomontage photo sculpture 8″ x 10″ x .125″   The mother who loses her full-term baby goes home with the five stages of grief (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross), funeral home pamphlets and a support group calendar. But the […]

The fisherman’s lasagna: a love story about prescriptive photomontage and anorexia

Nancy Gershman, prescriptive artist Art For Your Sake, Chicago, Illinois, United States Lauren Lazar Stern, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (Fall 2010) Can Sally,1 a 32-year old struggling with anorexia also be a responsible student nurse on an eating disorder unit? The answer is never under-estimate the power of denial.2 The very qualities that masked Sally’s obsessive […]