Mensagrams

3 AM. Heavy bleeding. Tearing Japanese printmaking paper into 8x8 squares these mono prints were made with the blood from my last period. I became a printing press in the middle of the night. The next morning when the paper was dry, I drew the fetuses. The operation was in a few days. I convinced my surgeon to help me create "during and after surgery"  photographs so I would have access to an experience that would otherwise be blocked by anesthesia. 

Mensagram No. 1
Mensagram No. 1

Blood on paper, pencil. Campton, NH. December, 2004

Mensagram No. 2
Mensagram No. 2

Blood on paper, pencil. Campton, NH. December, 2004

Mensagram No. 3
Mensagram No. 3

Blood on paper, pencil. Campton, NH. December, 2004

Mensagram No. 4
Mensagram No. 4

Blood on paper, pencil. Campton, NH. December, 2004

Mouth
Mouth

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth, NH. Dec. 8, 2004

Zipped
Zipped

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth, NH. Dec. 8, 2004