By Jan Lainoff (Jan-L.) (California, USA)
“I’m from California, and midwest relatives tell me that qualifies as a country. To be more specific, I’m from East Bay San Francisco and am a retired Speech-Language Pathologist. (No surprise when I tell you words are in a LOT of my art constructs).
The painting is the middle part of a triptych. This portion is mixed media on canvas and is constructed with acrylic, ink & cheese cloth (I was channeling ‘Arsenic & Old Lace’, so pretend it’s ‘lace’). Other sections of the triptych are titled: ‘Mother’s Milk” & “It Depends” (which alludes to the poem’s ‘Advance Directives’ finale).
It is a circular drawing of a poem on a female breast but, unfortunately, you can’t read the spiral words unless standing on your head (which promotes a nasty case of vertigo & whiplash).”
By Jan Lainoff (Jan-L.), 27th April 2018
Introducing chaos and pain:
Stereotactic needle biopsy
nuclear needle insert under nipple…
How do you spell:
New age medical digital diagnostics of:
TORTURE and BURN.
“Lumpectomey -or- Partial Mastectomy”?
You’re asking me?
It’s your call.
What is UNEQUIVOCAL?
Malignant neoplasm of
upper-outer quadrant of left female breast,
verified by sentinel node injection
& guide wire placement.
Relief punctuated by waves of pain.
Blessed but scary numbness.
No sensation in left breast or armpit.
Or Jane Fonda burn.
Pathology report awaits.
Skip Advance Directives.