8.5” x 11” pencil on paper
I’ve been working on creating pieces for an entirely new portfolio in order to apply to grad school this spring. Medical and Biological Illustration programs don’t want to see any medical imagery in the samples of my artwork, so I’ve been doing a lot of portraits and figure drawings lately.
This is a self-portrait that took me all summer to complete.
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.