Our theme this year is Mental Health and Neurological Diseases, which also marks HSI’s first foray into the brain. Our 2013 theme covers a range of diseases and topics.
Cover Design by Darian Goldin Stahl
The central theme for my art deals with the emotions that accompany living with a progressive disease like Multiple Sclerosis. I join internal MRI scans with impressions of body’s surface to show how thoughts of impending disability are never far from one’s mind. This piece portrays all the sides of one’s face at once, which speaks to the dualism that occurs between the internal thoughts of disability and what is exposed to society. More universally, this print concerns what we all choose to show to the world, while being consumed by a hidden part of ourselves.