Right to Left

camas lane

I think the time has come to start focusing more on what can be done with the backdrop for the upcoming installation than on producing more camas plants. I need to accept that my body will not allow me to create more camas sculptures at this stage. It’s just not physically possible. In fact, typing this post is pushing my finger joint abilities. I’ve been trying to place more emphasis on using the left hand, but it’s very difficult with 44 years of training. Things are so automatic, from picking up the tea kettle to opening the refrigerator.  The thought of a hand injury hadn’t even occurred to me when applying for the Art in Rural Storefronts project, but there it is. Hopefully I can get a referral for physical therapy to work through the problem.

Today I’m anticipating the arrival of the kayaks. Then it will be off to Habitat for Humanity to start dragging home hollow core doors for the background. The garage has space and the temperatures have dropped dramatically. The weather folks keep saying we will get rain today, but I’m not holding my breath. I’ll keep pushing forward!

Oh, below is a photo of my pudgy fingers, with the pudgy sections noted. The darn things can hardly bend!



Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Right to Left

    1. Yesterday I tried some sort of special ointment and it didn’t do a darn thing. More ice, time, and not using it.

    1. I think it’s all related to wire and tool use. My normal work shifts around a lot more. Having an intense focus and due date hasn’t been a good thing. I’ve recruited an assistant for next week. 🙂

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