About the artist:
Josephine Ensign is a professor of nursing and an adjunct professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She authored the medical memoir Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net.
About the artwork:
"This is a mixed-media piece (acrylic gel, paint, yarn, paper) that I made in response to my experience of being diagnosed with mixed connective-tissue disease. The red string represents the narrative thread that helped me to navigate the medical maze."