Patterns of Healing

Anti-Inflammatory Mandala

Posted on: October 3, 2017
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This illustration depicts ten major herbs and plants that ease inflammation in the body. Represented here are; calendula, arnica, aloe, ginger, turmeric, horsetail, sea cucumber, licorice, cinnamon, and reishi mushroom. This drawing is a launching point for a series of botanical mandalas.

Nina Petrochko

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BFA Alumni

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2008

Artist Statement:

To me, art is a healing force inspired by patterns in nature. As a human civilization, we have created huge erasures in many of the planet's species. I feel it is my duty, as a citizen scientist, and artist, to record (through images) phenological changes in plants that are rare or almost extinct. My connection with herbalism, farming, and nutrition, ultimately led me to become fascinated with epigenetics. My work documents medicinal plants that have a positive influences on lifestyle, longevity, and the human genome.