Meta-Art

“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” –Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Meta-Art: One way to “go meta” is to think about how art, metaphors, and images can shape your experience with cancer.

Diagnosis: chaos

“Fire Dance III” (2005)
(from the collection of The Federal Reserve Bank, Washington, D.C.)

Paintings by Rita Blitt (www.ritablitt.com)

(in order of appearance)

“Fire Dance III” (2005)
(from the collection of The Federal Reserve Bank, Washington, D.C.)

“Life Force” series (2004): VII; VIII; V; III; II; I

“Launching Eternity” (2005)

Music by Taylor Ho Bynum (www.taylorhobynum.com) and Tomas Fujiwara (www.tomasfujiwara.com)

“Wisdom,” from True Events (482 Music, 2007)
(copyright Tomas Fujiwara and Taylor Ho Bynum, BMI)

Words and Editing by Michael Lundblad

“Diagnosis Chaos” (2008)

Produced by The MetaCancer Foundation (www.metacancer.org)

Caught in Nature

Excerpt from “Caught in Nature,” a collaborative project
by Rita Blitt and Yehuda Hanani.

Artwork by Survivors at the Truman Medical Center

Artwork by Toni Callis created at the Truman Cente

Artwork by Lisa G Dillon created at the Truman Center.

 

Robert, a tattoo artist at the Truman Center, working on a sketch of a rose.

Robert, a tattoo artist at the Truman Center, working on a sketch of a rose.

Sister Barbara McCarthy working on a sketch of a flower at the Truman Center.

Sister Barbara McCarthy working on a sketch of a flower at the Truman Center.