Drawing the Human Heart

January 29, 2016 at 11:33 am

This video is adapted from a presentation delivered by our Art Editor, Laura Ferguson, at the 2015 conference of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities.

In the video, Laura talks about her journey as an artist, the many years she spent exploring her own anatomy and finding beauty in a curving spine - and how it brought her to the the Anatomy Lab at NYU’s School of Medicine as Artist in Residence. There, she uses the expressive power of art to help medical students stay engaged in the emotionally complicated task of dissecting a human body.

links to "How To Draw a Human Heart," a short film about Laura and her Art & Anatomy class, directed by Emon Hassan:
www.lauraferguson.net/art-medicine/
narrative.ly/art-in-strange-places/how-to-draw-a-human-heart/