2019 AMI Online Salon

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Martha Liechty
  • Membership Type: Student Submission    
  • Address: Cleveland, OH
  • Client: Thomas Nowacki
  • Medium/software used: Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Print
  • Primary Audience: Lay Audience

Project Description

The goal of the piece is to lead the viewer to better understand the cause, location and detriment of celiac disease through detailed and cohesive illustrated visuals. The piece depicts a young woman eating a muffin and experiencing stomach pain, which frames the rest of the piece’s focus on the internal anatomy that is linked to the pain. The anterior view of the lower digestive tract provides orientation for the lay audience as to where the condition is present, then a closer view shows the folds of the small intestine so that viewers can understand the pathology of the organ’s structure.  The final element along the left border is a close up of the smallest unit of tissue, the villi, whos mutation is primarily responsible for the larger symptomatic elements of the piece. The compositional layout of the piece, overall, is intended to direct the audience to understand elements ranging from the macro-anatomy to micro-anatomy of celiac disease.