Here are two women figures I made. I don’t know why I felt compelled to take the remains of a 30-year-old cutting board, one which I had left sitting outside for about a year, and create these two portraits. But I did, and I photographed them in my back yard.
I do know what I was thinking about as I made them. I will be having surgery on my right eye on Tuesday, October 28 – I have developed a hole in the retina. The condition is called a macular hole and the operation is a vitrectomy (I tell you this so that if you want more information you can search the internet for details). I discovered the problem about a month ago and it’s been under observation since then. As time has passed I have lost the central vision in this eye and my overall vision is now affected. The only treatment for it is surgery and so that’s what I will be doing.
This operation has a great success rate and I should have good improvement in my vision. But it will entail a long period of recovery and I am not sure how things will go. So, I’ll probably be in and out of doing art and communicating about it until things stabilize. I feel optimistic about the prospects and I am very grateful that this operation exists and can help me.
So – I’ll be looking forward to getting back to making art and to writing about it – and before you know it, I hope!