Fill Me Up
2022, Oil on Canvas, 16 X 20″
The image depicts a common scene during medical training. Knowledge, shown as fluid, passes down from attending physician to resident to intern. Note the calm expression on the upper figures. They know that the age-old method of apprenticeship still persists in medical training. The art of medicine is still learned through observation and experience, not rote memorization and exams. The fluid flows smoothly until it overflows at the lowest figure, the intern. At first, she cannot capture everything. But, with years of apprenticeship, she will hold onto all the knowledge she needs to practice medicine.