Metastasis is a series about disease and how it tattoos the body. It is about distortion, disproportion and pattern. Anyone who suffers from and with chronic illness knows how much that illness changes who they are–both inside and outside. It takes courage to overcome an illness; it takes even more courage to live with a chronic condition. I started the series after taking a “Working in Series” class with Pam Lanza (someone who has been a mentor and an inspiration for me). The series started with this drawing and has continued to this day with a total of eight drawings. I think I’ll work on this series for the rest of my life because it calls to me in a very personal way. In some ways the first drawing has metastasized and spread into my hand and into my heart–the parts of me that make art. Thanks for visiting my blog.