"Medical Model" Statement

The body is a a complex, beautiful and often malfunctioning organism. Aging and illness are inevitable.

 

The false notion of ‘normality’, creates a world in which people are judged on what they cannot do rather than what they can, thus constructing false notions of disability. Western culture is committed to this this outdated system which is reliant on a patriarchal system. The all powerful doctor prescribes our future like a judge delivering a verdict in a courtroom.

 

This archaic brand of thinking has created a caricature of what illness means, especially to women.  People with visible disabilities carry with them a false notion of fragility and "hysteria". This body artwork explores these out-dated belief systems, and attempts to digest my own misunderstood past and my internalized fears.

© 2017 ROBIN MEYER. Use of all artwork on this website is prohibited without prior written consent of the artist.