Opening Reception for Strips & Needles: A Day in the Life at the International Museum of Surgical Science

March 24, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Strips & Needles—A Day in the Life responds to a staggering reality—nearly half of all people in the U.S. experience direct, adverse impacts of diabetes. The project directly benefits patients and families living with diabetes, healthcare providers, and the general public. Building community, raising awareness, and humanizing the patient are but a few impacts that translate into long-term, lasting impacts, particularly within the healthcare community.

The project is a narrative art and medicine initiative centered on the installation of 366 Lucite panels. Each panel encapsulates the syringes and test strips used by the artist each day. A digital story loop plays alongside the installation, connected to a participatory station for visitors to share their own stories and ideas.

A primary goal of this project is to create a humanizing opportunity for healthcare providers and students of medicine and allied health fields to reflect and reconsider the patient. 

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