Most summers I go to the Northshore for rest, meditation and unobstructed work. This year was a bit different. I was(still am) recovering from shoulder surgery. My friend Gwen came with me for the first week to make sure I would fare OK. I did. I went up to the Northshore in sorry shape. I could not lift my arm and the pain prevented night time sleep. But I got great physical therapy and acupuncture, sun, wind, fog and rain, liberal doses of wine, naps, good food and a lot of staring out at the lake.
As the 2 weeks progressed, I gained more strength , more range of motion and a better point of view.
I continued drawing the injury, by itself, divorced from the body. It became apparant to me that I needed to re-integrate my shoulder with my body...in other words, re-learn that I am NOT my injury. Watch over the next few weeks or months as these become an artwork that I call DIMETZZATA. The aching shoulder drawings will become integrated. These are ambidextrous drawings. Fine motor with the right hand, gross motor with the left.