Canadian Artist working in Art + Medicine
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Retreat

retreat

I spent two years as the artist-in-residence with the University Hospital in Edmonton. Over that time, I spent time with donor families and recent transplant patients. We started co-creating work together (the first time I had done this with patients) about their illness experience. After being inspired by a patient (Jimmy Bloom) and his fantasy story of returning to the woods (he would be forever tied to this hospital) I made these two sculptures. One full of drawings of patients and another with Jimmy's poetry in it. A set of sculptures 6' tall by 4' wide by 6' long that are spaces for retreat for healing through mists, blankets, and art. They can be entered to lay in or sit. — 2016