Chronic Illness & Art Cont.

I’ve spoken before on my work concentrating around experiences with chronic illness and hospitalization. For this collection, I decided to take a more literal approach and showcase what’s on the inside rather than the outside. I was inspired by the old medical illustrations of Da Vinci. Using sepia and sanguine tones with washes of blue…

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Self Portraiture

The self portrait is a common assignment and practice for young artists. However, we are encouraged to create a self portrait that is beyond one’s appearance. To show who one is without showing their face. To the right are views of my bathroom, desk and bedroom floor.

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Chronic illness and art

Much of my artwork for school has been an exploration of my experience with hospitalization and chronic illness, a large part of my life. One of my biggest inspirations for this is Frida Kahlo, who was famous for her pieces depicting the lifelong pain after an accident left her disabled. I choose this subject many…

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A Night at the Midnight Launderette

Hello, Friends! My name is Andrea Herrera and I’m one of the newest contributors. I’m a 20 year old artist from Miami studying Illustration. My work is about telling stories and expressing thoughts and feelings though vivid imagery. At night, when I have trouble sleeping, I like visit the Midnight Launderette. I love the calm…

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