The ‘Brain Studies’ were created as a direct result of the quarantine period during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to attend life drawing classes, I shifted my attention to revisiting gross anatomy of the human body. The concept for these pieces emerged as I poured over my educational materials.
As our culture continues to work towards embracing openness concerning ‘queer’ health, I hope for a future where physical and mental medical needs are met with plentiful educational resources and genuine consideration. I want to assist in creating a future where one’s needs will be given proper attention with comfortable and quality care. I wish for the development of studies that reflect the actual population. I want to see the creation of programs to aid in public awareness.
Born and raised alongside the Internet, Erica Kalish (She/They) is a contemporary figurative artist who provides a unique perspective on queer health in our online community. Their artistic interests are informed by their history and involvement in the healthcare industry. Kalish’s artwork is a reflection of their personal ethics and attitude as shaped by those first-hand experiences. Their work has been shown in several exhibitions and is included in an upcoming show at the African American Museum of Dallas.