so a couple weeks back, i had a great trip to detroit, minus a serious heart incident. if you know me or you've been reading for a while, you'd know that i have congenital heart disease. This means I was born with structural heart defects including valve problems and something called sick sinus syndrome, which is dsyfunction of the small group of cells that create your heart rythym.
the incidencent in detroit was again aflutter with a heart rate of >200, but also included ventricular fibrillation, which is quite dangerous. so in the time i've been back, i've had several appointments with Arizona Arrythmia Consultants, and they would like to try another cardiac ablation on wednesday. this will be heart procedure #7 for me. the odds for success aren't great, given a 60% chance it'll work, and i'm told if successful it won't be a permanent fix. but they want to try one more time before going another route and i've decided i just need to put my trust in the doctor. the ablation will be done by dr patibandla, an excellent doctor with many years of experience at mayo. asking for your prayers and meditations 1) for strength & love for my family for having to deal with constant worries. 2) for dr patibandla, and that this time this will work so i can get back to fully focusing on art-making, reading, wandering, and all the other things that make this life wonderful.
i made this print while in art school, perhaps around 1988. it's etching, aquatint, chine colle, and extremely large for a print, I think around 50" x 42".