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I am greater than my highs and lows
I am Greater Than My Highs and Lows – In the first series of an ongoing relationship with the ordinary and everyday objects in our shared or isolated lives, I’m encouraging interaction with some of the objects that define me as an individual. These are the things that I might reach for in different times of my day yet do so automatically, without much thought. For example, ‘Maldon Sea Salt’ goes on pretty much everything I eat which, when given further analysis, acts in some way as my maintained and physical connection to Europe – the salt from the sea is an essential part of my physicality.
‘I am Greater Than My Highs and Lows’ – a little under two years ago I was admitted to hospital for a possible operation. I was in the Emergency Department and they very quickly picked up my extremely high blood sugar levels which had a reading of 26 when it should have been around 5. As I was in hospital for something else completely unrelated they had to treat my diabetic ketoacidosis (a life threatening chronic disease) before anything else. They stabilised me and very quickly told me I am a Type 1 diabetic who will be dependent on insulin injections for the rest of my life. In the T1 community, the symbol is a testament to the resilience of Type 1 diabetics and how we have to cope with the stresses of survival on a daily basis. It simply means, my diabetes doesn’t define me.
The first series consists of twenty original, framed, paintings all at the same size of 34 x 34 x 5cm.
Artist quality acrylic paint on museum quality stretched linen. The painting also includes a unique numbered hologram certificate of authenticity and is framed with a rounded-edge rose oak floating frame which is ready to hang, signed on the back.
34cm (W) x 34cm (H) x 5 cm (D)