Artist’s Statement regarding Visual Health Communication
Information about human health is widely available; however, the way in which that information is consumed does not necessarily inspire deep thought or self–reflection. Through the combination of illustrative techniques, information visualization, and application of design process, I communicate health information through visual means in an effort to provoke thought and encourage self–reflection regarding our health and health choices while portraying the beauty of the human body.
My experience as a medical illustrator provides a somewhat unique perspective on health issues and medical treatment. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to witness multiple surgical procedures and gain first-hand knowledge of the personal connections people have to their health and body image. Such experiences provide valuable insights that inform my creative process and artistic direction.