A unique art exhibit of anatomical drawings and papercraft relating to orthopedics is now on display through November at the Gallery of ARTFul Medicine at Montefiore Einstein’s Hutchinson Campus. It features the art of Marianne R. Petit, a New York artist and educator. The show, “An ARTFul Interpretation of Orthopedics,” highlights and explores the works of orthopedics as told through the art of papercraft.
The artwork is inspired by Petit’s personal experience after spending seven years of her youth wearing a back brace. “I wanted to find a way to provide an informative but gentle visual journey through potential treatments,” she said.
Various interventions potentially encountered in one’s journey are represented through full-color pop-ups. These include implants, arthroscopic surgery, trauma procedures, orthopedic oncology, pediatric orthopedics, injections, radiofrequency ablation, physical therapy, and acupuncture. Quick response (QR) codes located alongside each piece take visitors to hospital resources.
“Marianne Petit has translated anatomical objects and surgical devices into an innovative, colorful and educational display. She has created a beautiful and thoughtful atmosphere for patients and visitors who enter our practices for orthopedic care.”
—Marcie B. Cobelli, NP, Director of Patient Education, Montefiore Einstein Center for Joint Replacement Surgery
Physicians and caregivers also donated personal items for inclusion in the exhibition. Among these objects are implants, braces, 3D prints and other teaching models, external fixators, rehabilitation equipment and more.