This work of art by George Juliano is on loan from Dr. Nelson, an NIH employee in honor of his mother, who was an artist and exhibited in the Clinical Center Galleries.
George Juliano's artist statement:
"I was given 3 months to live. My diagnosis was metastatic small cell carcinoma. It was during the final days of my chemotherapy when at 3 AM I went downstairs to my studio and made this piece. I placed tumors on the piece. This represented the elimination of the tumors from my body. Through the prayers of a great number of people from many faiths and excellent care from my doctor, I have been cancer free for six years."