My new paintings always start out much differently than any of my other drawings, it’s because I have a plan.
I took some photos of myself just after transplant in the bathroom of the apartment we were renting in Seattle. I was amazed how different I looked in the mirror, I had lost a lot of weight and I had this new incision on my abdomen. I don’t look absolutely terrible in the photos but I felt pretty bad. I hope to convey what I was feeling in this painting. It may fail but I’m OK with that as the reward out weighs the risk.