Body Geography, 2017

Carolyn Braaksma & Brad Kaspari

Epoxy Terrazzo with Brass, Zinc, and Aluminum Imbeds

The mission of the Panhandle Clinical Simulation Center is directly linked to the human body and its physiology – therefore, the human body became the anchor point for the conceptual development of the mural. Body Geography refers to the flora and fauna found in the region, as well as the nearby geographical terrain of Palo Duro Canyon – which has been reimagined as a surgical cut through the human torso. Shifts in scale and reference carry over into all the elements of the design in order to make formal and metaphorical connections between the structures of our bodies, the cells of plants and animals, the larger natural world, and the celestial sky above.