Patient on a table

Watercolor, ink, colored pencil

Four years ago, today to the minute, I was flat on my back, stark naked and freezing cold, watching an x-ray monitor in Stamford Hospital’s cath lab as they snaked six stents into me.  Here is a picture that I made shortly afterward.  The nurses knocked themselves out to get me an absentee ballot and I voted the next morning.  And, by Thursday, I was back at work with no one at work knowing anything unusual had happened. “Never complain, never explain” is a good motto. Another is “Engage in and draw life.” I told the cardiologist that if we were going to have some fun, I wanted to watch so tilt the monitors so I can watch.  It was fascinating.

About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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