Thursday, August 5, 2010

Head Candy-hell in a hand basket

"Right Hand, Done by the Left Hand"
Acrylic and cotton thread on panel
6" x 8"

There really isn't anything other I'd rather be doing except be an artist. Losing the use of my right hand these last few days, made me realize that I'd be a fucking basket case inside of a week, if I couldn't paint anymore.

I feel like Kirchners Self portrait as a soldier-the impotent bloody stump of an amputated hand held aloft, a vulpine grimace as a naked wanton muse stands tempestuously in the background.

Still, I was able to knock out a piece using just my left hand today, which I've tellingly entitled 'Right Hand done by the Left Hand'. It was an interesting experiment, because you don't imagine that your ability to be creative, is so at the mercy of your dexterity.

Stitches don't come out until the middle of next week, so I'm gritting my teeth until then.

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