A conversation about the intersection between medicine and the arts.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
In the House of My Father
This is Donald Rodney's piece of 1996-7 called In the House of My Father (left). The small sculpture he holds in his hand is made from sections of his own skin which were removed when he was having treatment for sickle cell anemia. Dealing with issues of identity, family and home, Rodney used the small house to symbolize fragility and futility. He died in 1998. You can read more about him and his work here.