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A Costume About Identity

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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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From Cradle to Grave: The Color White Reviewed in Willamette Week

Portland based art critic Richard Speer writes about the paintings of From Cradle to Grave: The Color White, my art show at the Anka Gallery, in the visual arts section of this week’s Willamette Week. “The highlights of the four-person … 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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Somedays a Surgical Mask Feels like a Gag

by JParadisi 13 x 11 3/4″ oil and charcoal on paper 2010 “I will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping in the practice of my calling.” The Nightingale Pledge Sometimes My Surgical Mask Feels Like a … Continue reading

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From Cradle to Grave: The Color White VI

Argonauta-The Beach at My Back by JParadisi 13 x 13 1/2 ” oil, graphite & wax on paper 2010 Argonauta-The Beach at My Back is available for purchase online through Anka Gallery.

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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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Cradle to Grave: The Color White IV

 Mean Girls (First Communion II) by JParadisi oil and ink on paper 2010

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From Cradle to Grave: The Color White III

Little Girls in White Dresses (First Communion) by JParadisi 13″ 11 1/2″ oil and charcoal on paper 2010 Little Girls in white Dresses (First Communion) is available for purchase through the Anka Gallery.

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