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 los manos delaney

Marc Delaney

About the artist: 

"Originally from a small town in Upstate New York, I'm now in my fourth year at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, also in New York. I'm applying for residency programs in pediatrics. I graduated in 2013 from St. Lawrence University with a degree in biology. I love Pulse because I think that creative expression allows self-reflection that can help us be better healthcare providers. The things we do every day in medicine are ethically and emotionally complex; painting is often how I engage more deeply in what I do."

About the artwork:

 "This painting (The Hands of Every Doctor) was submitted as one of two 'sister' oil paintings. The 'sister' painting is a recreation of one of my favorite Diego Rivera paintings, Las Manos del Doctor MooreThat painting depicts a surgeon's hands 'pruning the tree of life' in the operating room. I painted this work in the style of Diego Rivera, and it was inspired by what drove me into the medical field. It depicts a physician outside the OR, supporting a patient with a gentle touch."

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders


# Steve LeBlanc 2016-09-05 15:46
It's an amazing feeling to know that for 10 months Marc was my student. A teacher never knows the direction his student will take, but following Marc's progress through his steady growth as a person, student, and soon to be doctor, is a joy that never ends!
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# Dr. Cathy Colt 2016-06-24 19:20
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