Pope, Robert (Canadian 1956-1992)

Food


Reference Type:
Artwork
Year:
1990
Notes/Description:
This woman is being fed in a number of different ways, both physical and psychological. Her husband provides both types of sustenance, offering his love and concern along with food. Their daughter suggests love, family, and hope for the future. The IV solution feeds her medically. The view of the city through the window and the television news keep her in contact with the outside world, which she will hopefully someday soon be able to rejoin. Robert Pope wrote: “Each of these things affects the patient, though they may not all be healthy, and may even work at cross-purposes to each other. This is a familiar scene to those who spend a lot of time in hospitals. Here, under the high-key colors and the pie-in-the-sky hopes of the contemporary world, I have tried to create an image of family survival.” (Pope, Robert. Illness and Healing, Images of Cancer. Hantsport, Nova Scotia: Lancelot Press, 1991, p. 60) Notes by Mariann Smith
Keywords:
Art
Cancer
Critical Illness
Family Relationships
Hospitalization
Illness and the Family
Oncology
Patient Experience
Collection:
Robert Pope Foundation