Marie Christine F. Bernardo
I have worked as a pathologist for 12 years now, with a special interest in neuropathology. In 2015, I tried my hand at painting and discovered so much joy in it. My style juxtaposes the natural chaotic behavior of watercolor with controlled, repetitive patterns created with pens. In February 2018, I showcased 24 of my favorite works in an exhibit titled, “Human: The Phenomenon of Being” at the hospital I work in, which reflected on how the human body is purposely designed to be God’s greatest masterpiece. It marked the start of many commissioned art requests, primarily from doctors who wanted anatomical art in their clinics.
In November 2018, one of my works was included in the art for advocacy auction at The American Society of Cytopathology in Washington, DC, USA. In August 2020, one of my works was unveiled and displayed in the Department of Anatomy at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA. What started as a means to break the monotony of everyday life has become a means of daily self-expression and reflection. I hope that my work inspires others to get creative!