Blue and White Eggs
By: 
Eliza Redmann

Diversity in clinical trials is crucial because healthcare is a human right. After my career as an architect was upended by a car crash and traumatic brain injury, I relied on nerve suppressants to help me heal. The clinical trials behind this medication established its safety for use as well as proper dosing. Without diverse representation in the trial group, safety cannot be guaranteed for all users, myself included. As I healed from my traumatic brain injury, I began creating art. My work is inspired by the persistent visual disturbances I manage on a daily basis. Often when I look at patterns, they appear to swim or move on their own accord, much like an optical illusion. I seek to capture the structure of regular patterns and shapes, while adding a layer of geometric information which the eyes and brain can't quite make sense of. This visual disorientation is designed to challenge viewers to perceive outside of what is normal or traditional, just as I must now live, adapt, and navigate the world in new ways.