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my backyard studio, spring 2013

Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art

Gone Viral

Each living creature must be looked at as a microcosm--a little universe, formed of a host of self-propagating organisms,
inconceivably minute and as numerous as the stars in heaven.  --  Charles Darwin

This spring my art was exhibited in Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art at the Casie and Jesse
Marion Gallery at SUNY's Rockefeller Art Center in Fredonia, NY.  Curated by Dr. Leese Rittlemann, the exhibition explored 
the intersections of art with medical inquiry.  Participating artists included Sonya Clark, Laura Splan, Anna DumitriuPaddy
Hartley and myself.  

My work spanned 17 years of practice.  I don't tend to keep much of my own art on display in my studio, partly due
to lack of room and partly because I want to focus on new ideas, so it was quite amazing to receive these photos from the
curator and see the connections between the work.  Some ideas that I thought were quite new have actually been
germinating for years.  You can see it in my art.

This line of investigation began in 1992 when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  The irony was that this cancer was 
possibly caused from the radiation treatments I received for a kidney cancer 20 years earlier.  Since then, I've focused
much of my art practice on medical ethic issues, medical visualization of the body, the micro patterns lurking below the skin
and how the patient's story wraps and twines through these topics.

To see larger format photos of my work, please go to my website.   

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