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Once Ocean

Alterwitz continues to embrace science and technology with art and nature by pushing their boundaries in content and execution. The title of the project itself, ONCE OCEAN, carries an emotive weight, giving reference to things in our world that are completely beyond human control. Yet it also draws us into science,…

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Just Breathe

These photographs document human life on a scientific and emotional level. Each portrait is captured by resting a camera on the participant’s chest and pointing the camera up to the night sky for a 30-second exposure. Acting like a fingerprint, the unique movement of each person’s breath creates a visual…

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Complicated Beauty

By combining the visual languages of art and science, I create dreamscapes of the invisible body navigating familiar landscapes through medical images. In this series, I rephotograph the actual films of mammograms and combine the breast tissue imagery with familiar landscape. This work gives reference not only to the fragility…

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Signatures of Heat

Science unites us, and technology enables us to envision these connections. Through her continued investigations using thermal technology, visual artist Linda Alterwitz searches out the threads that connect science with contemporary culture, revealing a human experience that summons the unexpected. From having a fever in one’s body to the effects…

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Superpowers

“Would you like to have super powers to see things that others can’t, like Superman with x-ray vision?” That is what I asked each child as I entered his or her hospital room in the pediatric cancer ward. “Photograph every and anything you want—yourself, the people here in your room,…

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While I am Still

Alterwitz embraces science and technology with art and nature by pushing their boundaries in content and execution. Her long-term project entitled While I Am Still combines the visual languages of art and science to create dreamscapes of the invisible body. Alterwitz chooses elements that originate as medical imagery, selected for…

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American West

From a human perspective, life in the Deserts of the American West often represents a harsh existence yet to its inhabitants, adaptive behaviors enable them to overcome these obstacles. Within these deserts, diverse layers of life are revealed as the artist overlaps multiple exposures on film within the camera. The imagery…

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Discarded Dreams

The photographs in the series “Discarded Dreams” explore the human connection to the world in which we live. The imagery in the final photographs includes a digital blending of both landscape and medical scans. Medical imagery represents information required to see what cannot be seen on the surface. In contrast,…

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Flesh & Bone

The large scale photographs from the series "Flesh and Bone" all have a height of 30" and a length varying from 30" to 97". Each print is transferred onto aluminum using dye sublimation process. The images show a world of light and shadow, an abstraction that represents a state of…

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