Just Waiting for the Doc

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“Due to my son’s neurofibromatosis diagnosis, we see quite a few specialists. Oftentimes, there can be long wait times during the various appointments and exams. I did this monotype of my son after a sketch I had done while we both waited in the examination room. We had been there long enough that he went ahead and lay back onto the examination table and was looking at his phone with his feet dangling off the edge–simultaneously comfortable yet awkward.”

Rachel Mindrup is an assistant professor of drawing and painting and the Richard L. Deming, MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities at Creighton University. Her son’s diagnosis has been the motivation behind her series of portraits, Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis (NF). To view more of her work, please visit rmindrup.com. “My current painting practice is about the study of the figure and portraiture in art and its relation to medicine, healing and identity.”


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