The private and public nature of disease: art as a transformative medium

Fraser, J. Lynn
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/20/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 11, p1467
Academic Journal
The article presents the work of some visual artists including Katherine Sherwood, Chantal Gervais, and Sarah Small. Gervais' series "Between Self and Others" features bodies that have been transformed by age, accidents, and surgery. In her work, Gervais invites viewers to rethink the experience of human beings and relearn about living, feeling, and knowing. Sarah Small is interested in the imperfections of scars, bruises, and birthmarks as graphic designs on skin. Meanwhile, Sherwood uses brain imagery as the subject matter for her artwork to illustrate metaphors found in Chinese literature.


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