IMB Water Bottle
The artwork on the water bottle is from a painting called Risk, Receive, Recover by Joannah Underhill, a Brisbane artist who undertook a residency at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience.
With an honours Degree in Fine Art from The Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Jo Underhill combined her artistic experience and playful approach to life through her art. In October 2006, Jo was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma cancer. During her battle, she teamed up with researchers here at IMB to understand the molecular changes in her body that occurred during the disease.
"I'm a very visual person, so when I was first diagnosed with cancer, I was trying to imagine what my cells would look like as they changed in response to the disease," - Joannah Underhill.
Over several months, Jo studied, sketched and brought her inspirations to life creating more than twenty original artworks. Jo battled with the disease for 8 years, until sadly in 2014 Jo’s cancer took her life.
Risk, Receive, Recover forms part of her artistic legacy and the inclusion of elements from this painting on the water bottles supports research at IMB.