Matters of the Brain #11 (from the project Once Ocean), 2017
Jacquard loom digitally woven cotton tapestry
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collection
Gift of the artist
Limited edition 1 of 5
Las Vegas based artist Linda Alterwitz juxtaposes scientifically generated imagery with traditional and digital photographic techniques, searching for new ways to stimulate ideas about human frailty and wonder. She has exhibited internationally in both traditional and site-specific installations including Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas, NV; Yixian Photo Festival, China; and Mayo Clinic, FL. In 2014, she was awarded the Fellowship for Visual Arts by the Nevada Arts Council. Her mid-career retrospective, While I Am Still, took place in Las Vegas at The Studio at Sahara West in 2015.
Alterwitz illustrates a dynamic affinity between humans and the natural world by combining readouts from medical diagnostic testing with markings from the landscape. (DKS)