Drawing + Sketches

From my undergraduate degree to my masters, I have been studying the history of medicine, specifically medical illustration and dissection as part of my visual arts practice. I have researched and collected enumerable historical texts on dissection, surgical procedures and the study of the human body. The early curiosity in death and dissection came after being exposed to an autopsy report, a consequence of a personal loss in my family. By looking back through medical history–of all the failed attempts at discovering the inner workings of our bodies and minds–I relish in the errors of the past, the old texts of misled realities and human fears as well as myths that entered into the westernized study of medicine in contrast to eastern medical and spiritual philosophies.