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Anatomy of the Writer by Kristin LaFollette

Updated: Mar 15

Collage of surgery report on bulletin board with many words covered in black marker along with stenciled letters and skeletal medical images.

black and white collage with medical scans, photographs, and skeleton images.

collage with black and white medical scans, in-color medical vertebrae diagram, rib cage, flower, and brick.

collage with hand x-rays, hand photos, blocks of colors, and light peach paint sponged in areas.

Artist statement: This series of artwork (titled Anatomy of the Writer) was created as a way to help process my experiences with traumatic injury, recovery, and adapting to life with chronic pain and limited mobility. The artwork was created using a variety of materials, including some of my medical images (like scans and x-rays), photography, and anatomical diagrams and images.


Kristin LaFollette is a writer, artist, and photographer and is the author of the chapbook, Body Parts (GFT Press, 2018). She is a professor at the University of Southern Indiana and serves as the Art Editor at Mud Season Review. You can visit her on Twitter at @k_lafollette03 or on her website at

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