Elizabeth M. Claffey
The ongoing series, “Medical History,” utilizes appropriated medical texts and reference books to explore family history and folklore through the juxtaposition of words, photographs, and pre-existing text. This work is inspired by the content of the found object, as well as by the artist’s folkloric inheritance, which often describes the physical experiences of family members and ancestors. Through personal narrative, this work comments on broader issues of physical intimacy, trends in medical science that can have permanent effects, and the meaning of the body in a familial context.

Medical History
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 Medical History  Medical History  Medical History Appropriated Book/Photographic Transfer  Medical History
 Medical History  Medical History  Medical History  Medical History Appropriated Book/Photographic Transfer
 Medical History  Medical History Appropriated Book/Photographic Transfer  Medical History  Medical History
 Medical History Appropriated Book/Photographic Transfer  Medical History  Medical History Appropriated Book/Photographic Transfer  Medical History
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