THE BODY AS CANVAS

This project explores how the artistic practice of body painting can be utilized as a means to simulate the patient-doctor relationship. My paintbrush operates like a scalpel, paradoxically dissecting through the additive means of painting. I interview people about their lived experiences, and together we choose a site on their body, transforming it into a temporary canvas. This site maps their physiology and reveals symbolic imagery related to their visible and/or invisible identity that is linked to health, illness, or injury. 

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