Nolen's pieces refer critically to the effects of excessive consumerism whether credit card spending or muscle implants. "Inspired from 16th century Italian apothecary jars, or albarellos, the forms for the Apothecary series were chosen because of their use as containers for medicinal substances. This reference and its attendant associations support the conceptual issues of healing and medicine, and the attributes that underlie and empower those issues." (Nolen)
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.