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Amniotic twigs


Lisa Gussak

About the artist: 

Lisa Gussak is a primary-care doctor who has been practicing for nearly twenty years. Over the past few years, she has become increasingly interested in photography. "I am drawn to the natural world, where I find patterns and/or colors that interest me, particularly when the context is shifted or that which appears small is made large. I enjoy looking for things in nature that connect me to my work in family medicine." 

About the artwork:

"One morning while walking my dog, I noted a collectionn of small twigs with just a hint of frost on them. The pattern made by the twigs reminded me of the slides I examine when looking for ferning, a pattern made by amniotic fluid which confirms that a woman has ruptured her membranes during labor."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt



# Pris Campbell 2019-09-07 18:53
Very nice visual!
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