In-Context: Before Cataract SurgeryApril 8, 2019
Even avid readers of the blog might not recognize when this was sketched unless it had the date on it.
I know exactly when it was sketched because I can still feel how my eyes felt on this day as I searched for the lines.
I have found it interesting to observe my own artistic process throughout the cataract surgery process. It’s something I always have done. Many would say I’ve spent too much time doing it. I know I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t do it.
But now it is both painful and joyous to look at work I made just before cataract surgery.
Painful because I can remember how hard I had to work to get lines to go where I wanted, when I couldn’t see because of the cataract’s interference. Joyous, because that’s me sketching with my eyes. Original parts.
I’m so grateful I keep a journal.