• The World, the Nurse, the Sculpture

    2 years ago - By Open Space

    Catherine Fairbanks, Proposal for a Billboard in My Neighborhood , 2019. Image courtesy the artist.
    For fourteen years I have worked as a critical care nurse - each day at the med center I deal with life and death. I became a nurse because someone told me that nurses only work a few days a week; this sounded like it would leave a majority of my time to make art. It also sounded like the kind of second job that would be messy and passionate and real in ways I imagined would teach me a lot about people. The art I was making back then seemed only able to be romantic, exaggerated, gestural...
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