Monday, November 1, 2010

Inner Landscape #11-The Chamber

collage and pastel on paper, digital print, 8 by 10 inches.

My thyroid tumor was 4.5cm-1.8inches. That's quite a butterfly. After they excised it, it went to the lab to check which bad guy it was. I don't know what happened with the remains. Do they keep them a while, indefinitely? Do they destroy them? In the oven? Where do the ashes go then? ... For my breast tumors I had to sign authorizations so they could use the remains and some blood samples for research. Not for my thyroid. I imagine my breast tumors to be in some sterile environment, sliced and diced into specimen slides, then kept in lab drawers. For my thyroid, the image is much more obscure. I imagine it went in the oven, in a cold and desolate chamber. Dreamlike. Surreal.

3 comments:

Dean Grey said...

My eye goes straight to that bit of red!

-Dean

Momo Luna said...

It must be a surreal experience Ria, although it's too much reality.

The image is beautiful, intense, deep and breathtaking.

Sorry for my silence lately, i didn't leave you, but had no words.
Sweet greetz!

Ria Vanden Eynde said...

thx Dean! That's what I went for :)
No worries Monica, I know you're around, take care! xx