Donna Strongitharm Member Since April 2008 Artist Statement I am a retired Canadian surgeon who grew up in Brazil on the bank of the Amazon river. We did not have any electricity or running water. We swam in the river to have a bath and of course used the river to wash clothes. Since then I became a surgeon and have practiced in South Africa and Canada. Over the last couple of years I have become very interested in photography and collecting and reading 16th and 17th century books. I have too many interests since the these first two are keeping me away from gardening, skiing and traveling. Good Grief. I've gone nuts since I got my new macro lens !