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Listening to Light Doyle

Donna Doyle

About the artist: 

"My work as a poet and as a photographer is inspired by experienes I am unable to let go of--images, thoughts and feelings. These reflective practices help me grow. A year-and-a-half ago, the medical library where I work relocated from a building (with windows) outside the hospital to a windowless space in the center of the hospital. The transition has been challenging for me. As an introvert and a highly sensitive person, I experience the hospital environment most often as a kind of sensory overload. Writing poems and making photographs are my way of looking past and deeper...creating a different sensory experience by transforming it into art."

About the artwork:

"Late afternoon in the cafeteria is one of the few times and places in the hospital where I can enjoy quiet and window views--even though I still feel surrounded by darkness."

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders