Sandi Kuper | | Art in South Africa
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Sandi Kuper has drawn on her medical knowledge to create art that bridges the gap between science and aesthetics. She works in a range of mediums, but has a special interest in printmaking.

The initial body of work deals with Interconnectivity and Pathways linking Migration, Civilization and traditional footpaths. These pathways intersect and converge on many levels. The work is informed by aerial photographs that she shot from a small aircraft flying over Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

Another body of work looks at pathways connecting memory and thought within the brain. These pathways operate at a cellular, physiological, biochemical and emotional level. She explores disease and dis-ease within these areas as well as the devastating psychosocial impact of Memory Loss. The series draws on her clinical experience and an accumulation of medical science imagery, which conveys a personal account of how this affliction permeates and devastates family life.

The collection suggests the fragility, complexity and impermanence of memory. It illustrates how memory loss is augmented by disease, which fragments family unity, dignity and intelligence.

Both bodies of work are connected via the process of journeying; whether it be an external journey or one which occurs internally in the synapses of the brain.

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