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Life for a Life by Diana-Huang Life for a Life by Diana-Huang
I painted this the semester before I graduated from U.S.C. in 2001. I had this painting posted on my website from the beginning. The reason why I am bringing it up now is because of this Yahoo News article I read this morning: [link] and [link]

I researched for this painting by going to U.S.C. research hospital and witnessed a liver transplant in person. I scrubbed up and I chit-chatted with the nurses and surgeons as I sat their sketching and photographing what I saw. To say the least it was an extraordinary experience. I felt like I was sitting in an episode of MASH or ER.

I stepped out once to grab some lunch at the hospital cafe(no I wasn't queasy) in my scrubs. Everyone at the hospital treated me like a member of their team. A patient even asked me in the elevator for directions. Dr. Huang has a nice ring to it! ;P

I learned so much about health, medical science and the desire to fight against the vices of this world. Did you know your liver is behind your heart? It took them 6 hours to carefully open up the man's body. They've earned their pay. Our worlds are so intertwined... take care of yourself and each other.

Join the fight to reform healthcare! [link]

each panel is 24" x 30" acrylic on canvas
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DragonTeethe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
I didn't understand but I think the main point is that they should stop killing people! Period!
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johnercek Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
yeah- and now i remember having this same exact conversation about the placement. i begrudgingly agreed then- i do again now.
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Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
the space time continuum is experiencing a feedback loop lol.
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johnercek Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
i remember this piece. still think the image on the right should be on the left. funny how after 5 years (10 years? i stopped counting)- the image is still pertinent.
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dmouse097 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Nah, the hostage needs to be looking at the operating room, if she was looking into space I don't think it would work as well.

Great job, Dr. Huang. Guess art really is like brain surgery.
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Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol... art is a tad easier. ;P Thanks!
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Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
lol... nine years later I still think its works... how the prisoner looks back on the body... it feeds back on itself as a visual loop.
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