Hand Painted, Oil paint on canvas, 12x16in
A hook is attached to the back of the painting to hang on any wall
No returns or exchanges
Life began with sounds
As my body waxed my hearing waned
By fourteen a wall was in my left ear
Doctors told me I won the hearing loss mega millions.
How will my future play out?
They replaced my stapies with a prosthetic
Along with the bone came tinnitus
“Sizzle” “Static” “Screech” - REPEAT
How will I learn to cope?
Good and Bad are a package deal
Tinnitus shredded my world into pixels like a low rez TV
For the first time since I began painting, I was hearing color
My very own pixelated world to capture in my art.
By 23, I see the world in brush strokes
My pallet, a microcosm, representing how I perceive the world
Another surgery on my calendar
How will I be hurt this time?
Now in Recovery,
My World is Spinning,
The tinnitus is different,
Dizziness and on meds,
Less than 4 hours of sleep,
Scared of losing my ability to paint,
How can I continue with art?
You, you, and you
My friends and followers
Support from all sides, both digital and physical
I have never been more grateful for anything in my life
How would I continue with my art without you all?