Oakland Museum of California

This altar was created for OMCA’s annual Day of the Dead curated exhibition, and focused on those who served as nurses, healers, and caregivers.

In the arena of caregiving, everyday people achieve a remarkable balance by providing precise and rigorous care that is also highly intuitive and compassionate. To this end, the geometric wall painting pattern references the balanced, meditative patterns of Swiss artist and healer Emma Kunz. Historic images and animations of nurses and patterns flicker across 5 digital frames; the paper frames and flowers encasing each frame are hand-crafted.