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Rewiring the brain

Paul Rooprai Hamilton, Ontario, Canada   Approach as a Medical Illustrator The modern-day perception of mindfulness and meditation is inextricably linked to the mind, which is associated physically with the brain. The rendering of the brain at the top of the poster represents the biological processes that mindfulness promotes in the brain. The renditions of […]

TB-AIDS diary

Linda Troeller New York, New York, United States   The TB-AIDS Diary was created in 1987 to address issues of stigma, comparing the response to patients with tuberculosis in the 1930s with the reaction to patients with AIDS in the 1980s. Tuberculosis was used as a metaphor for the stigma surrounding contagious diseases and treated […]

Breathing

Laura Anne White Rochester, MN, USA   Author’s statement: I wrote this poem on a piece of scrap paper around five am, towards the end of a night shift. About fifteen minutes after coming into work that evening, a patient of mine who had been somnolent struggled to breathe. Moments like this have a way […]

Dreams of healing

Rev. Kari Lindholm-Johnson Chicago, Illinois, USA   As a chaplain at Swedish Covenant Hospital, I am continually humbled in experiencing the force of people’s desire for healing. Patients willingly subject themselves to rigorous treatments in the pursuit of life, entrusting themselves to healthcare workers. This strong yearning for healing was explored in the Dreams of […]

Anatomical Heart Illustration #1 and #2

Paul Rooprai Hamilton, Ontario, Canada    Anatomical Heart Illustration #1  Anatomical Heart Illustration #2 Artist Statement Anatomical Heart Illustration #1 and #2 are digital renderings created in Adobe Photoshop CS6. The artworks are personally meaningful to me and were inspired by a woman I met in a volunteer placement while in the Health Sciences program […]

Fear

Dalis Seungeun Kim USF Morsani College of Medicine, USA   Fear – Acrylic on canvas – 16 x 20   Artist Statement: This painting depicts fear and the interplay of different regions of the brain (i.e. hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and amygdala). The serpent’s tongue is reaching toward the individual in white—haunting memory inducing fear in […]

Running on empty

Zel Brook Corvallis, Oregon, USA   Artist’s statement: My photography, sculpture, and paintings document my lifelong experiences with illness and disability.   Self-portrait with dysfunctional wheelchair Zel Brook Wood, metal, rubber 50” x 40” This piece is a re-use of wheelchair wheels on an uncomfortable chair with my cane balanced on the seat. This reflects […]

Progressions, 2009

Zachary T. Hollis   Artist statement Progressions is a work inspired by M.C. Escher, admired by many as a visual mathematician. The use of negative space and positive space, their play on each other, and how we perceive what we see has always been of great interest to Zachary Hollis. In regards to the field […]

Pareidolia

Vesna Jovanovic Chicago, Illinois, United States   Artist’s statement I began working on the Pareidolia series in 2002 as part of my interest in exploring the relationship between chance and order. After randomly spilling some ink on paper, I looked at the shapes and saw objects that I associate with science: test tubes, flasks, and […]

Pareidolia Santa Fe

Vesna Jovanovic Chicago, Illinois, USA   Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon of seeing a recognizable image in something otherwise random, like clouds or wood grain. In the summer of 2011, I spent two months as an artist in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which is located in the high desert of New Mexico […]