Las Manos de Cada Doctor
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 Moore. That 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."