The Duality of the Role

The Duality of the Role

MJM 2016 15(1) 
Anna Bridget Whalen-Browne

Title of piece: The Duality of the Role

Size: 2 x 45cm by 60 cm canvases

Media: Oil

Artist’s statement: These paintings symbolize the duality of a physician within their healthcare role. The colourful painting (1) depicts a skeleton draped by a traditional garment, representing passion and belief. The more subdued painting (2) depicts soft contours of whites and blues, representing a consistent and phlegmatic outer persona. The figures face each other, highlighting the dichotomy between inner and outer identities.