The Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis

February 27, 2023

The Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis by Rachel Mindrup

“Portraits have always had a powerful grasp on my imagination. It is the idea of duration – or earthly immortality – that gives such a mysterious interest to the painted portrait. 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.”

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Here are some close-ups of the work!


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