As with any post that relates to my hospice work - in order to not get anywhere close to violating HIPPA - I keep information about patient-related art to a bare minimum. This self portrait is a reaction to a very difficult patient situation, with the tubes representing the visuals that go into our eyes.
All the tubing used here was picked up personally after patients passed away to help families dispose of unneeded extra supplies. As even sealed tubing cannot be given to another patient, I used some of this tubing to create this portrait. I have since (through one of the other hospice chaplains I work with) found a place in Minneapolis/St.Paul called Mano a Mano that takes these kinds of supplies as donations and send them around the world.
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