Tag Archives: Summer 2009

Tense

Lawren VandeVrede University of Illinois, Chicago, United States (Summer 2009) I stand in a room where over half of the people are dead. Students stand like vultures over corpses barely identifiable as human. Lieska stalks like a reaper between the tables culling fascia and fat. But death is not present in the room. Death has […]

After inspection – Inheritance – Summation

Shirley Stephenson (Summer 2009)   After Inspection Palpation, table to skin. The tumblehome ribcage seeking amen. Three times light, organs figure an aquarium. Muzzled one hand sensing the other active to pressure, volar surface. Turgor discriminates seaworthiness. Percussion borders tone. Clapotis caravans. Density, an oarlock murmur, proper blows delivered. Tympany snared in underlying glaciers. Judgment […]

Marc Chagall brings a message of hope and faith to the disabled

Rachel C. Baker Chicago, Illinois, United States (Summer 2009)   Rehabilitating the disabled requires not only physicians, nurses, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and speech pathologists, but also aesthetically appealing surroundings. According to visionary Henry B. Betts, MD, former President of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), We do this by surrounding each disabled person with […]

Blades of the mill: a man battling with cancer

Barb Schwarz Karst and Robert Schwarz (Summer 2009) Cancer   THIS CAN’T BE RIGHT “The doctor said it might be lymphoma,” I told his nurse after he had left the room and my temperature had gone from normal happy being to the sweat of a man facing a firing squad in seconds. “So,” she casually said. […]

Artist statement – Blades of the mill: a man battling with cancer By Barb Schwarz Karst

Barb Schwarz Karst (Summer 2009) “Blades of the Mill” is a series of eighteen mixed media paintings representing my brother Bob, four months into his eight-month treatment for cancer. Each of the eighteen paintings contains an image of Bob and a line of poetry that signifies a major turning point in his life. When combining […]