Monday, October 15, 2012

Personal Appearances II

Personal Appearances II.  Stitched words:  Half my size.  Xylene photo transfer on tea-stained muslin.  Hand stitched.  25" x 19" unframed; 31" x 25" framed.  Click on image to enlarge.

I met Robert years ago.  He was a large man.... a very large man.... who had trouble just getting around and doing his job.  He was too large and looked terrible.  He felt terrible too.  His health was in jeopardy.  He'd tried dieting on more than one occasion, unsuccessfully each time.  He had to lose weight and decided on a gastric bypass. 

The procedure is extreme and expensive.  Robert flew to his wife's native country, Brazil, for the operation and recuperation period.  He came back a different man, a much smaller man.  He is half the size he'd been, looks years younger, and is able to participate in an active, full, productive life that now includes an adopted child from Brazil.  He's maintained his new figure for a number of years now.  The procedure was so successful that Robert sent his older, adult daughter for the same operation.  Now, they both look and feel much better and are living happy, healthy, active lives.

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