Portfolios > Body Of Work: Excavating History at the International Museum of Surgical Science

In the IMSS' Hall of the Immortals, altered statues esplore the idea of doctors as Gods
Attributes of the Gods
highly variable!

I chose to work with the "Hall of Immortals" a room of statues of famous physicians, from Hippocrates to Curie. To these, I added 'Attributes" (which are what art historians call the symbolic objects in depictions of saints) made from materials ranging from chlorinated lime to papyrus, to coal tar soap and items found in the museum's collection.
This is the Hall of Immortals before the installation took place