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Shannon Pawliw

Jonas Salk (polio vaccine)

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48 x 48” mixed media on canvas

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The 1952 U.S. epidemic, in which 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with some form of paralysis, was the worst polio outbreak in the nation’s history, and most of its victims were children. News of Salk’s vaccine success was first made public on April 12, 1955. Salk was immediately hailed as a “miracle worker”, and chose to not patent the vaccine or seek any profit from it in order to maximize its global distribution. Less than 25 years later, domestic transmission of polio had been completely eliminated in the United States.

Microscapes - This series of paintings and sculptures portray a fantastical and imagined world where one can fly, float, or soar through a diminutive landscape filled with microbes, bacteria, viruses, cells, and atoms. The landscapes have the illusion of space so that the viewer can picture themselves floating amongst and exploring the cellular detritus. They allow the viewer to be a kind of ‘nano-tourist’ in a tiny world that is experienced every day. A world that in reality, can only be seen using a microscope or a particle accelerator.  

Colour is very important to this work. It is used to evoke a kind of ‘Disney-fied’ imagining of the microscopic/subatomic landscape. 

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Acrylic with a clear UV matte or satin varnish for protection.

All painting marks or light blemishes are part of the art. There are no returns on original art.

Signed on the back with the date. 

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