"Beauty in the Beast"
Dhruba Deb, a cancer researcher, uses cellular and molecular biology techniques in the lab, and cubism and abstract expressionism painting styles in the studio, to study the unpredictability of cancer and its therapeutic implications.
Anne Neal, an experienced nurse, works in kiln-formed art glass and explores the emotional response of patients to cancer diagnosis and treatment using color and shape as metaphor for thoughts and feelings.
Elisabeth Schalij creates watercolors and acrylic paintings that bring her belief in directing positive, creative energy of a person to a form of therapy to the foreground.
Puneeta Mittal is inspired by the microscopic images of cancer cells and creates biomorphic abstractions in ceramics and glaze paintings in oil addressing their complex relationship with nature.
Caroline Shaw Ometz is guided by scientific fractal theory that studies self-repeating units in order and chaos, and the Japanese concept of "wabi-sabi" that finds beauty in the mundane and broken.
Sandra Freeman, a fine art photographer, approaches cancer from a purely emotional point of view: what it does to our bodies and the treatment thereof through a plethora of images, both real and imagined.