2019 AMI Online Salon

Frontline Medicine

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Elizabeth Weissbrod
  • Membership Type: Professional Submission
  • Other Contributors: Danielle Simms                     
  • Address: College Park, MD
  • Medium/software used: Traditional – Acrylic Paint, Digital – Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Wearable, Military Combat Boot
  • Primary Audience: General Public

Project Description

Displayed is a collage of photos taken of a custom painted pair of wearable combat boots. The unique canvas intends to engage viewer and wearer dialogue. It is difficult to comprehend the extensive injuries sustained by service members and the expertise military medical professionals provide. This highlights what it takes to bring service members home when injured. Even on front lines there are medical professionals, of all skill levels, ready to serve. The main story is told on midsole. On outside left (L) boot (patrol), wraps around toe (explosion), to inside (medevac). Continuing to inside midsole of right (R) boot (field hospital), ending on the outside (reunion). L boot focuses on potential head trauma caused by primary blast (fragments) and secondary (concussive) injuries. R boot focuses on treatment to sustained injuries (craniotomy, clipping aneurysm, and removing fragment). Military professionals are honored on heel panels – Oath of Enlistment (L) and Hippocratic Oath (R).