25 Portraits, Deborah Aschheim

Deborah Aschheim works with communities to create drawings and stories connecting people and places.  For the UPMC Mercy Pavilion commission, the artist spent 2022 getting to know UPMC Mercy Pavilion peer counselors, patients, caregivers, and providers. Through this engagement she created portraits of members of UPMC’s dynamic vision and rehabilitation community. 

People graciously welcomed the artist into their lives to experience their families, homes, workplaces, sports, and hobbies.

Check back to learn the individuals’ stories, the things they love, and the resources they recommend to others. Many of the 25 portraits and stories will be posted here throughout 2023. 

View the portrait image gallery