(cross posted to tudiabetes)
This is my submission to a local recycled art show. It’s called “Courtesy of Frederick Banting”, and everything except the paint, gold leafing, silver, and photo is recycled.
Broken picture frame
Hand formed fine silver
4 years, 4 vials.
From right to left:
Silver needlish spikes for what violation of the skin, veins, and body that diabetes brings. A wedding ring around the neck of the bottle for the tether we all wear to this illness.
Gold leafing in a dirty bottle for the way chronic illness can sometimes show us a beauty that other people won’t get to know.
A polaroid transfer of trees, a ribbon, and wood for everyday life.
A red thread for blood.
Thanks, Frederick Banting, for the last four years of my life.