Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: biological imagery

  • Self-inflicted

    Laura OlearChicago, Illinois, USA 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 conditions. One could…