Title: Med Mirror
Artist: Karin Bolstad
Medium: Egg Tempera on Claybord
Size: 8" X 10"
Price: Original: $600 (to purchase contact email@example.com)
Giclee Prints: $85
Vision: An intrinsic part of my dream world health care will be preventative: part of that system will include data gathering by our very own powder room! The floors will automatically weigh us as we enter, as well as calculate body fat, water percentage, bone density, and your resting heart rate. Information will be gathered from samples of our waste, saliva and blood to alert us to any illnesses. All of this info will be reflected in our "Med Mirrors"... which will also provide tips for food, vitamins, and exercise customized to us based on the data collected. This information will then shared privately with our family doctor if we need more specialized care. All of this isn't actually all that futuristic: smart scales and smart mirrors have already been invented. I imagine them incorporated into the structure of our homes.
About the Artist: Karin Bolstad is a figurative painter with a background in illustration and design. Her work utilizes and is inspired by the techniques of Traditional Icon Writing (which she has been trained in) and Byzantine and Medieval Artwork, created with acrylic paint, mixed media, and most recently egg tempera + gold leaf. Her work explores the themes of the Feminine Experience and Psyche.
You can find her at www.karinbolstad.com