I attended “A Day at Djerassi” through the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art and I saw this ear that I’m guessing is a discarded part of a sculpture and I had to take a photo of it because it so perfectly fits the journey I’ve been on recently. It was really the first time I’d been to an event since the cochlear implant surgery and I wasn’t sure how I would do with hearing in noise. But for the most part it went very well! I tested normal for hearing my last visit to the audiologist and that was fantastic news!
I have my next surgery, fortunately or unfortunately we have two ears, for the other side at the end of the month. The surgery date coincides with when I have to drop of my artwork “Red Flowers turned Black Where Time Swallows Everything” to the Sandra Lee Gallery’s Real Surreal exhibition. The opening reception is later that week on October 2nd. Looking back at my self-portraits from the last surgery that would be my worst day! Never less I am going to try to go.
I will take a mini break from posting about the implants after this post and resume posting about other things I have been working on. Then in October after the next implant I will let you know how it went. It’s far more scary to know what lies ahead than to have only a vague idea of what may happen—the surgery I mean, the ability to hear is a gift!