Acts of Faith


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Description: The work looks at how the ideas of faith, dependence and hope are made physical in medicine. It comprises a vast number of non-prescription tablets, vitamins and herbal supplements carved into images of those parts of the body thhat they are designed to treat. The artist worked from the two ideas of the ex-voto object and the medieval doctrine that the medical efficacy of a substance was based on its resembiance to particular body parts. The work is presented as a body map.
Created: Saturday, 20 September 2014, 10:30 PM
Last modified: Saturday, 20 September 2014, 10:48 PM
Size: 71.4K (73133 bytes)
License: © Hongru Zhang, all rights reserved
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