While creating this image, I took these questions into account. What I love most about the process is that all of these questions can be answered by the viewers of this artwork. Based on our own experiences, we can come up with story lines for everything that we see. Therein lies the beauty of art. Its true meaning is left to the creative imagination of whomever appreciates it.
As healthcare professionals, we have to understand that each patient might be our “Mysterious Woman”. We have to appreciate the fact that our patients are emotional beings and not just a collection of anatomical systems seeking treatments. Just like this piece of art sparks a curiosity with the questions above, our patients should also speak curiosities within us. By knowing how they feel, we can bring about the best possible outcomes. Remember, we will never understand what someone is going through, unless we walk in their shoes.
"The Mysterious Woman,"
be Still: Vol. 1
, Article 30.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/bestill/vol1/iss1/30