Related Objects
Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 2nd Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 2nd Floor; Hallway between Rooms 230 and 222

Open Heart Surgery at Age 1

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.14.2a
Artist:
Ted Meyer
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Mono-print with Gouache Details
Date:
2004 – 2017
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14 in Width: 6 in
Description:
Blue printed image of a scar.
Historical Context:
"I want to college and I studied design. I didn’t really start painting until I had been out of college for a couple of years. I started doing all of these paintings about figurative work, usually about myself and the condition that I was in which was a lot of bone pain, severe fatigue, [and] the isolation of having to make decisions about very expensive drug usage versus the guilt of was I even worth the amount of the drugs because they were about a quarter million dollars a piece at the time. Over time it developed into a strong narrative of what it was like to be a patient." - Ted Meyer