Local Artist Displays Work in New Cancer Radiation Suite

(March 8, 2012) - Reverend John Anderson, a digital artist in Savannah, was commissioned by the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center to provide original artwork for the ACI's newest treatment suite. Anderson created three pieces that will be displayed in a room that houses the ACI's new TrueBeam™ radiation oncology system.

"It is my hope that these works will create a synergy of healing in this environment, working with the technology and the expert staff," said Anderson, who previously worked as a chaplain at Memorial University Medical Center. "The vibrations created by the colors and forms are intended to deepen the consciousness of the patients and reinforce the healing energy in their bodies."

One of the pieces, "Sparks through Stubble," was created as a tribute to the late Nasser Maleki, Ph.D., former director of medical radiation physics at the ACI. The piece is based on a passage from The Wisdom of Solomon about the souls of the righteous who have died, "they will kindle into flame, like sparks that sweep through stubble…."

For more information about the artist, please contact janderson448@gmail.com or visit imagesaccordingtojohn.com.

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