LEARNING UNLEARNING | Helen Harrison
Helen Harrison graduated in the spring of 2016 from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Public Health. She is interested in neuroscience, behavioral health and medicine and hopes encourage the use of artistic narratives in science and medicine as her academic career progresses. Harrison’s artwork centralizes around the idea that life experiences can manifest themselves in the body's tissues and the way identities can form around trauma, disability and the healing process. Her art features scientific images from her research or imagery derived from her own medical records. Through turning these images into large-scale, landscape-like pieces, Harrison hopes to draw the viewer into her experience as a patient or bring into view an otherwise unseen anatomical world.