(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.

Materials:
Broken picture frame
Cardboard box
Insulin vials
Thread
Stick
Ribbon
Gold leafing
Hand formed fine silver
Paint
Newspaper

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.

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