ABOUT THE SERIES : The History of Medicine 1996 - 2001
The “History of Medicine” series of mixed media prints was inspired by my travels throughout Asia where I visited ancient Buddhist monasteries and temple sites existing in emerging cultures undergoing rapid physical and technological development in the move towards modernization. As a traveler, I became fascinated with Eastern medicine, acupuncture charts, and old maps. I developed an interest in the web of abstract relations that constitute the acupuncturist’s map and the energetic flows throughout the body that are referred to as “chi”. In Eastern medicine, the practice of mapping the body is a method of creating balance and connecting to the universal rhythms of life. The resulting work is comprised of a complex matrix of visual snippets, both Eastern and Western, found and invented that question the boundaries of our existence: harmony and chaos, balance and equilibrium, and perception and understanding.