Monday, July 2, 2012
Working Through a Disability
I'm also interested how others deal with debilitating health issues, particularly ones which affects their artwork. In this case, Tom Watson III has an interesting story. This triptych is made salvaged cardboard. Tom is showing us his recovery from a stroke in this piece he calls "Stem: Reassemblage, Series II." The first piece you see his brain stem, the second it is shattered and spread apart, showing the impact of the stroke. The third piece it is reassembled onto a watercolor painted background which has been mounted once again on the cardboard. His artwork is there...but you see that missing lower left corner...things are together, but not exactly completely whole.
Of course, very little art has been being done around here....last night we were without power for 4 hours....which I am grateful for as our neighbors on the other side of the street were out of power from the first windstorm on Friday night until this afternoon. An amusing thing was that I had made dinner for them on Sunday...only to have to wait until the storm passed and that brought our own power outage! Food was all made and was yummy and the company was good. With temperatures well over 90 and high humidity....being without power is not something you look forward to.