Ted Meyer loves bodies.
He loves to paint them, photograph them, even print off them.
He loves healthy bodies, but also bodies in states of trauma and healing. He creates puzzles of bodies that celebrate sexuality and survival.
Through his artmaking, photography, design, curation and publishing projects, Ted portrays the beauty and humor of physicality while exploring narratives of the human condition.
Along with his desire to find beauty in stylized bodies through painting and highly crafted photos, his art functions as a healing document for those affected by trauma. Ted uses his artwork to teach the medical community how treatments affect patients long term.
When he started working with bodies years ago, Ted never imagined that his work would be shown in venues as diverse as The United Nations, the National Museum of Health and Medicine, UCLA, the Bravard Museum of Art, and galleries in Asia and Europe. It continues to be an exciting, evolving and rewarding journey.
KCET’s ArtBound takes a look at the Scarred for Life Project.
Read about Ted Artist in Residence projet at UCLA
Scarred for Life, the book has been revised with more stories