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Everything Else from Summer

I don’t mean to imply that the following pieces are unimportant compared to the pieces that I’ve already shared on here. I tried to somewhat categorize the body of work I created in Chicago (sugar, medicine, small, etc.) and these are the pieces that didn’t really fit into those categories. Enjoy!

Untitled (Organs)

Untitled (Organs)
Mixed Media
18″ x 24″

Bodily

Bodily
Mixed Media
11″ x 14″

I also wanted to include some of the pieces that aren’t done yet.

Untitled (Finger)

Untitled (Finger)
Ink + Watercolor
9″ x 12″

Untitled (Bars)

Untitled (Bars)
Acrylic
9″ x 12″

Untitled (Help Wanted)

Untitled (Help Wanted)
Spackle
11″ x 14″

Don't Give Her Cake

Don’t Give Her Cake
Mixed Media
11″ x 14″

Untitled (Cross)

Untitled (Cross)
Mixed Media
11″ x 14″

Untitled (Bubbles)

Untitled (Bubbles)
Ink
9″ x 12″

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More Summer Pieces

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Tender
9″ x 12″
Ink + Oil pastel on brown craft paper

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Untitled (Shape)
11″ x 14″
Watercolor + Gouache on watercolor paper

Subtle Cry

Subtle Cry
9″ x 12″
Acrylic + Oil stick on brown craft paper

Nope

Nope
11″ x 14″
Watercolor + Oil stick + Oil pastel on watercolor paper

Community

Community
9″ x 12″
Ink on brown craft paper

Untitled (Scrambled 2)

Untitled (Scrambled 2)
11″ x 14″
Acrylic on canvas paper

(Untitled) Shape 2

Untitled (Shape 2)
11″ x 14″
Acrylic + Oil pastel on canvas paper

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Getting It Out

Yes Wall

This is my “Yes Wall,” on which I do (almost) anything that I think of. It’s been a weird process, but I’ll have to talk about it later because my schedule today is pretty packed (per usual). I just want to give snippets of info on here so I remember to come back to them once I have time. Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend! xoxo

Yes Wall (detail)

Yes Wall (detail)

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New Work: There is No Substitute

There is No Substitute

There is No Substitute
Watercolor + ink
6″ x 9″

This is a painting of a pancreas and I think it’s clear that I’m talking about how there is no substitute for a working pancreas. In a (very small) nutshell, diabetes is caused when the pancreas doesn’t function properly. It doesn’t produce insulin like it’s supposed to, so I and millions of other diabetics have to inject insulin manually. And while that may seem inconvenient, but easy enough, it’s actually very difficult. I read an article yesterday that put it nicely: “Diabetes is a tough disease to treat. It sometimes feels like the more we learn about it, the harder it can be to treat it well, as we are trying to mimic the marvelously complex processes of the human body” (Dr. Claresa Levetan). As always, thanks for reading.

P.S. The slogan I used is from Porsche :]

Link to article: T1 Diabetes is Complicated…Even for Doctors

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New Work: Islets of Langerhans

Last year, I was asked to donate a piece of artwork for an auction taking place at a JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Gala in Pennsylvania this April. I agreed to create an oil painting related to diabetes for this event.

Islets of LangerhansIslets of Langerhans
Oil
20″ x 16″

The painting is a close-up of the islets of Langerhans–a region in the pancreas where insulin-producing beta cells are located. In a nutshell, Type 1 Diabetes occurs when the body destroys beta cells and essentially cuts off its own natural supply of insulin. This means that insulin needs to be injected manually.

Islets of Langerhans (detail)

I’ve recently developed an increased interest in the development of diabetes, and that, combined with my love of imitating blown up microscopic images, ultimately led to this painting. It’s pretty small, so I actually plan on creating a much larger version of this painting in the future. As always, thanks for reading :]

Islets of Langerhans (detail 2)

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Work in Progress: JDRF Auction Donation

For the painting I’m going to donate, I wanted my subject to be the islets of Langerhans. The islets of Langerhans are regions in the pancreas that contain, among others, beta cells. Beta cells are responsible for the production of insulin. I will include some more info when I share the completed painting. For now, here are some images of the work in progress :]

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