Saturday, September 29, 2007

Another for Monday Artday Cancer Theme

Cancer: brain tumor, first thoughts, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click iamge to view larger. Digital compositing. See others on this theme at Monday Artday.
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Mick said...

Jeepers! A gruesome cross between Cousin Itt and Pigpen with a double noose! I'm not sure if you can hang a man twice ... or can you?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You know that saying, "I you live in the moment, you only die once but if you worry about the future, you die a thousand deaths."

I should put this in my self-portrait series, "Artist Worrying about dying of cancer." or something like that.

It's me (or anyone else) when we first get the news. My tumor turned out to be benign--but is there really any such thing? At least it's not malignant!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Mary,
I am never disappointed when I visit you blog, ( the opposite) very interesting (almost scary)photo with words, but it can hurt people who have family with cancer...I am carefull with cancer ilness (but thats me). Do you have a special reason to call this photo "brain tumor"? I'm Just wondering....

Anyway I like the creativity in this photo, almost a drawing...

Have you seen my creative photo's a laset weekend about "nature and Balloons" ? I am playing with photoshop, I wonder what you think if it?

Have a great week!:)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I have a brain tumor, a meningioma. This is about ME, not someone else, and how I FELT when I got the news that I had a brain tumor--I thought I was a goner, I imagined myself dead and dying. This is what I thought and what I felt. It was my own personal experience.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Mary,
Thats makes it all clear to me, why this photo with brain tumor, I'm so sorry for you that you hearded that bad news, at a time, but I understand that you overwon this tumor? ( You said 'I had')I am happy for you that you did:)

I was telling you MY feeling/though also by looking at this photo, because I lost recently my dad by bone-cancer, and 3 others familymembers still have cancer, 1 in the big-bowel another in Lever and my sis is still suffering from breastcancer, so I deal a lot with cancer in my near/close family.

I m sorry if I hurted you maybe? That was not what I wanted, if so my deeply excuses.

Have a ggod monday/week!:)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hi JoAnn,

I did not mean to hurt you or anyone else either. One of the reasons that I reacted as I did to the news that I HAVE a brain tumor is that both my parents died of cancer (my mother died of dementia related to a brain tumor of a kind EXACTLY the same as the one I have,

Yes, I do still have it, but it is slow growing and not malignant.

I too lost my parents, some grandparents, my sister in-law, two of my best friends.

I was not trying to hurt anyone but to artistically explore my own feelings at that time.

I am sorry if I upset you. Mary :-(