HERK’S ANATOMY

About the Herky

Herk’s Anatomy is inspired by the University of Iowa medical colleges and hospitals. This Herky is painted all black with a representation of the skeletal system anatomy in yellow. Outlines of various sports equipment are also hidden throughout the skeleton, as a nod to sports medicine.

Making the Herky

Meet the Artist

Mattea Whetstone

I am a portrait artist and scientific illustrator. I have a degree in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration, though now I primarily paint and draw portraits and pet portraits. Coming from a family of artists and medical professionals (including two graduates of nursing programs at the University of Iowa), I have always been inspired to combine art and science.

Meet the Artist

Mattea Whetstone

I am a portrait artist and scientific illustrator. I have a degree in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration, though now I primarily paint and draw portraits and pet portraits. Coming from a family of artists and medical professionals (including two graduates of nursing programs at the University of Iowa), I have always been inspired to combine art and science.

Sponsored by

University of Iowa Health Care

University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa’s only comprehensive academic health system, leads the way in improving health care by providing the most advanced care for patients in Iowa, educating the next generation of physicians, and making new biomedical research discoveries. The nearly 20,000 faculty and staff who are part of UI Health Care share a commitment to care for all Iowans, with a mission of changing medicine and changing lives.

There are so many memorable Hawkeye moments over the years. If we had to choose just one, the very first Hawkeye Wave in 2017 would be right at the top. Seeing 70,000 fans stand in unison and wave at pediatric patients and families inside UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital was simply incredible. Each Hawkeye Wave is another reminder of the special place that is the University of Iowa.

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