Angela Li, M3, Class of 2023
If the constantly changing schedule of a third-year medical student has taught me anything, it has challenged me to branch out from my comfort zone and pushed me to seek out a different creative medium than what I am used to. While I am very familiar and comfortable with inkwork, having completed projects both casually and for my undergraduate art courses, it has been more than a decade since I’ve picked up watercolors.
Having sporadic free weekends here and there has encouraged me to challenge myself with projects that have a shorter timeline. Thus, the Botanical Study was born: exploring the use of watercolor while keeping to a strict time frame. Each of these paintings was completed in an hour, with an emphasis on the contrast between abstract splashes of color and the precision of the linework.