Run its Course
Clinical and Spiritual Works
This pair of paintings is inspired by a personal interest in Histology - the study of the micro-anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals. Clear acrylic panels with alcohol ink suggest specimen slides while the cross sections of kidneys and villi depict my husband’s struggle with kidney stones and my sister’s recent Celiac diagnosis. These paintings are a form of catharsis where I face my own helplessness in the struggles of my loved ones. Medical illustration is often viewed as something that is meant to be precise and technical, but in my works the use of medical imagery of my work is both clinical and emotional.