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What? The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Looks Like Nurses? It’s The Color White

The Christening Gown. mixed media by jparadisi This morning fellow nurse blogger Joni Watson at Nursetopia urges our friends here in Oregon, Nike, to make scrubs for nurses. I like the idea, considering the physical nature of our jobs, which … Continue reading

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Color-Coded For Your Safety

Color-Coded For Your Safety is my latest series of images about identity.  Color-Coded for Your Safety consists of nine photographs of flip-top caps collected from medication vials, which are commonly used in hospital pharmacies. Color-coding medication vials is a visual … Continue reading

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Cradle to Grave: The Color White VII

The White That Binds (Pinning Ceremony) 10″ x 13″ is available for purchase online through Anka Gallery. The color white is prominent in traditionally female rituals and ceremonies of western culture. Nursing, with its iconic white uniform, began as a … Continue reading

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From Cradle to Grave: The Color White V

The Bride by JParadisi 11″ x 9″ oil and graphite on paper 2010 In Western culture a woman wearing white so often represents purity that it is easy to imagine the paint itself having that squeaky-clean reputation as well. But … Continue reading

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The Color White: Christening Gown (Cradle to Grave)

The Christening Gown by JParadisi pencil, ink, watercolor on paper,  2010 The Christening Gown is available for purchase online through the Anka Gallery.

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Not All Nurses are Women: Nurse Cat II

 watercolor, ink, pastel & pencil on paper 2010 by JParadisi This is the second painting interpreting the image on a get-well card of a cat wearing a nurse hat.

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Metamorphosis: If Kafka Wrote about a Nurse

 watercolor and ink on paper 2010 by JParadisi       Someone comparing a mosquito bite to a nurse drawing blood gave me a photo-shopped image of a mosquito wearing a tiny nurse cap. It is that person’s perception of a common nursing task.

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Die Krankenschwester: The Sick Sister

The title of this blog, Die Krankenschwester (kron/ken/shwes/ter) translates to The Sick Sister.  It  is the German word for nurse.  In this blog, I begin with the question: Has media representation of nurses affected their identity? I explore the question through posts using visual art and sometimes essays. The posts are not authoratative declarations nor draw … Continue reading

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