Dr. Lewis is one of over 100 artists whose artwork is featured in eMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art at the Chicago Cultural Center. The exhibition is sponsored and organized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and is free to the public.
The art in the exhibit, all of which were created by orthopaedic surgeons and patients, represents orthopaedic conditions, honors the human body’s intrinsic beauty and communicates the wide range of emotions associated with degeneration, injury, healing and triumph over disability. According to the AAOS press release, “eMotion Pictures celebrates both the transformational power of art and modern medicines’ success in addressing a wide range of orthopaedic conditions…” Seventeen Chicago-area artists are showcased, along with artists from 27 other states and five countries.
Dr. Lewis has contributed two photographs from his published book, “One World: A View of Fifty Countries.” One of the images is of Cambodian land mine victims as they wait for prosthetic limbs. “Photography allows me to honor the human side of disease and disability, both of which pale in comparison to the strength of the human spirit.” The art of IBJI surgeon Dr. Matthew Jimenez is also showcased in the exhibit.
The Chicago Cultural Center is located 78 East Washington Street in Chicago; the exhibit runs from April 17 through July 20, 2008. For complete information on the eMotion Pictures exhibit, go to http://www.aaos75th.org/gallery/emotion_pictures.htm.