Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> Lobby Level (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; Lobby Level; Left of Room 002

"L" is for Ladybug, "M" is for Monarch

Alyssa Medina
GVSU Collection
Linocut on Somerset Paper
Artworks - Height: 14" Width: 11"
Note: 14"h x 11"w
Image has two Monarch butterflies and a ladybug with "We are far from the same yet far from different" written between them.
Historical Context:
“I create because I am uncertain. I create because I am impulsive, indecisive, and idealistic. For years I have attempted to discover, explore, and understand myself not only through my artistic practice, but through the life experiences and journeys that I follow.” – Alyssa Medina In her series, “‘E’ is for Elephant,” Alyssa Medina combines relief print making techniques with images of animals and flora and delicate hand-written text to draw on themes of happiness, sadness, love and loneliness. While working through the alphabet one letter at a time, each page asks the viewer what it means to be happy, how painful it is to allow sadness in, and white it is like to be loved. Medina’s work asks for self-discovery, reflection and acknowledgement of each individuals own life journey.