Artist profile: Dr. Susan Lundgren
Time to introduce you to another artist! This one is Dr. Susan Lundgren, who created our woodcut mesquite design.
Susan’s not a doctor of art, she’s a practicing naturopathic physician with additional studies in fine arts. This Hip Veggie is a great one for Susan, as she has great appreciation for the many health benefits of including mesquite in the diet. I first met Susan in her “doctor” role, in my other life, working with infertility. We collaborated on a professional training series, which received rave reviews from the professionals who participated. She also hosted an all day retreat for women with PCOS, a syndrome producing infertility in many women. She’s always been a great resource for information about natural approaches to health.
Being a physician is demanding, but Susan doesn’t let it keep her from her love, art. She volunteers for Free Arts Arizona, and when we did our Veggie Muertos project at Chavez School last fall, she took time out of her busy day to join Rafael Navarro for apple “sugar skull” art with the Chavez second graders.
We’ll be working together to teach you fun ways to incorporate mesquite into your diet, including seeking out chefs around town who are using this in their work. Look soon for a guest blog from Susan about the health benefits of mesquite. And look for some posts about the fun we are having finding mesquite in its culinary life around Phoenix!
Here is Susan’s bio describing how she blends art and health…and of course…veggies.
Dr. Susan Lundgren is a licensed physician who brings the art and science of health care to the family practice model. As a daughter of artist, Richard Lundgren, she grew up with a love for making art combined with her passionate for science. Living a dual life, Lundgren majored in Fine Art and Biology at UNC. She lived and worked as an artist creating contemporary sculpture, kaleidoscopes as well as two dimensional work shown in galleries across the US, in England and Japan. Including Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, Gallery Mukashi-Kan in Tokyo, Shere.