Andrew’s July Post Op. Blog
The staples are out so now I can shower properly. Immediately Marion, my key worker, removed them, I started thinking about the next lot of paintings I have to do.
Also strange dreams of buying a boat and sailing people round the harbour. It sank in the dream last night.
The big problem for me has been perpetual hiccups for the past 6 days. None of the old fashioned remedies work. Fortunately Mr Chung, Alex, my terrific surgeon, has given me something to help. He also told me that the tumour was the size of a small grapefruit. Should I be proud?
But to the work:
It must be about this experience. I don’t know exactly how to approach it yet but it will be about the people and the hospital, if they will allow me to spend time with them at St Georges while I’m recovering and on chemo.
Some years ago I made a series of paintings that were about the work environment. Ordinary jobs like hairdressing and restaurant work being done by ordinary people. Following the tradition of Vermeer. Here’s an example.
I see these new pieces as being about extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.