About the artist:
Susan Quaglietti is a nurse practitioner with thirty-seven years of experience working with chronically ill patients, much of that time at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System. For more than twenty-five years, she coordinated complex cardiac care through the end of life for veterans. Since 2014, she has worked in residential treatment programs to assist veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, homelessness and addiction. In her current role, she offers photography workshops that incorporate writing as a way to explore personal-recovery themes.
About the artwork:
“I’m particularly interested in how images can be used to recreate a personal narrative and how this creative process can offer healing. I use images such as the one in ‘Baring Bones’ to visually and metaphorically explore abstract concepts such as hope by emphasizing variations of color, light, symbols of nature, and seasonal changes. This image is part of a photo-book project, Visually Hope.”