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The Art of Harborview Medical Center

I invite you to take a look at some of the artwork created by the talented staff of one of our amazing Social Service Partners, Harborview Medical Center. Click here for more inspiration for our upcoming Spring quarter photography and portraiture classes, as well as wood, fiber, jewelry, and much more!

Photography

“Structured in Seattle”

I took up film photography last year – it’s been a great way to explore both the city and my creativity.

Rebekah Zaharia, Academic HR Manager, General Internal Medicine

Portraiture

“Portrait of Sheryl Feldman”

Andrea Gahl, RN, Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Department of Surgery

This is a portrait of my friend Sheryl Feldman. She is a writer, filmmaker, climate change activist, and co-founder of Hedgebrook, a women’s writers retreat on Whidbey Island. 32×32, oil on canvas.

“Diamonds are MMs BFF”

Jamie Leeds, Program Operations Specialist
Supply Chain Management

“Gladys A. Bentley”

Nikki Harris – Dones, Medical Assistant Sleep Clinic

Gladys A. Bentley (Aug. 12, 1907 – Jan 18, 1960) “was a Gender-bending American Blues Singer, Pianist, and Entertainer during the Harlem Renaissance. She was a pioneer in pushing the envelope of gender, sexuality, class and race. ” She played a major roll early on the Black Queer community. This piece is mixed media of painting with pens, marker and paper.

Nature

A whale super-group down under

INSPIRATION FROM WILDLIFE

What I miss from being homeless is sleeping outside among the trees and the wildlife, and having the warmth of the sun greet you in the morning as you wake up. There is nothing like it. I witnessed a lot of great things, from a snow owl swooping down on me, thinking I might be its next meal and leaving disappointed that I was not a rat, to a skunk sneaking into my tent while I slept and snacking on my cream cheese, I have a lot of nature stories to tell. What I am fascinated with these whales is the bubble-net feeding. The circular pattern is something that captives me.

Music

Some music for peeps

MUSIC+WRITING
I love this Simon and Garfunkel song. Music is often inspiring to me. The score to Alfred Hitchcock‘s film North by Northwest helped me write what was supposed to be a short story for a college writing class. It ended up on the path to being a novel. The composer, Bernard Herrmann, was a pioneering genius with quirky, eccentric musical tastes, much like the fantastic Ennio Morricone. That novel is one of my unfinished projects, which I should resurrect and complete. Wish me luck.