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Rebecca: More than a white coat

Medical College of Georgia Student discusses art and medicine in her life

Rebecca DeCarlo’s inspiration to draw and paint came at a young age from her grandmother, who showed her the power of using your imagination. Rebecca, a native of Gainesville, Ga. and Medical College of Georgia student, drew with pencil and taught herself how to draw textures by attempting to redraw animals from a favorite animal encyclopedia. From there her artistic repertoire expanded as she began to incorporate colors using acrylic paints and creating works with mixed media. Her artistic drive is unique in that she draws her inspiration to create from others. Whether it be designing a painting as a present for a good friend or crafting a good-bye gift for the esteemed Dr. Pettigrew, she continually uses her talent to please others. She is currently working on a personal tattoo design that encompasses aspects of her favorite things: medicine, adventure, and nature. With much of her time being focused on learning science and medicine, she sees art as a good way to use the other hemisphere of her brain. From her perspective: 

“Art is mindless, yet mindful at the same time.”

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