As you can see from this photograph, I chose to do a sculpture for
Diabetes Art Day 2010. I did this for a few different reasons:
1. I wanted my piece to be 3 dimensional, since there are so many different sides to diabetes.
2. I wanted it to be complex.
3. I wanted it to be dynamic- since diabetes (even for each of us individually) is always changing, I wanted to make something whose form
was not completely fixed but could change over time and in relation to
4. I wanted it to be something you could interact with.
5. [Most importantly] I have been saving all of my used diabetes supplies for a several months and needed to SOMETHING with them.
I am going to post some detailed shots of the sculpture below so you can see how it was made, as well as a video at the end so you can see it
in motion. Most of it is made of test strips…a few hundred or so that I
punched holes in, and then put in either wire or jewelry findings.
There are also some pen needle caps, syringe plunger covers, pens needle
foil tabs, a test strip jar, and some Dexcom
insertion devices and plastic parts. You can click on any picture to
see it larger. I hope you like it, I had a great time making it. Big
thanks again to Lee Ann Thill for coming up with a Diabetes Art Day. Make sure to check out some of the other works around the web.