Neurofibromatosis: A Portrait of Nebraska

Neurofibromatosis: A Portrait of Nebraska

Rachel Mindrup
Dates: 
Monday, June 14, 2021 to Friday, August 6, 2021

Portraits have always had a powerful grasp on my imagination. Studying the history of portraiture techniques has allowed me the ability to begin to integrate those concepts into relevant contemporary narratives. My son Henry's diagnosis has been the motivation behind my series of portraits "Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis (NF)". Through this series of paintings, I am the conduit, transforming genetic complications into something secondary and portraying the individual personalities first. Using social media as a connection, I hope to raise funds, educate, and ideally find a cure for NF.

Portrait of John Spinning Tunes (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Portrait of Cindy Making Homemade Runzas (Bridgeport, Nebraska)