Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Raina Cowan

  • Fertility/Futility

    Raina CowanChicago, Illinois, USA Artist’s statementWhile undergoing treatment for infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, I became fascinated by the inner workings of the body. I made delicate watercolors: meditations on the elusive process of conception. Other pieces emerged: a cardboard marionette whose flayed heart is on the verge of bursting into flames; assemblage boxes containing…