Vivian Mac Gillavry - 

Department: DOGtime Expanded Painting

 

The Pity Party

 

New sounds good: better than old, usually. But in this particular case, I disagree: my new body can do much less than my old one. 

 

We all deal with deep feelings, fears and loss. So, what feels private is by extension universal. Over the years I have jotted down thoughts and observations about my body. The Pity Party is a collection of vignettes on various reflections. How does the body recover after an illness? How does this relate to the mind? And how do I learn to live with my new body?