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Diabetes Supplies Art

Art created using diabetes supplies: insulin syringes, insulin pump infusion sets, blood sugar test strips, insulin vials, etc.

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Need supplies for your art?

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Comment by Patricia on December 16, 2014 at 5:24pm

Butterfly Kissed by Jacob Karan

"Fifty Shades of red blend
Forming one droplet of blood
One Jake with 3 million type ones strong

Grams of Carbohydrates,units of insulin
effort of exercise calculations,sleepiness,
life's a balance

Blood Glucose monitoring system to control the chaos

"Tch" the sound of the lancet penetrating my finger
"Deet" the sound of the glucose meter consuming the droplet
"Deet Deet Deet" the analysis readout of my balance... a number to make inner peace ensue

I am the director of this balance. Which thankfully used to be so naturally automatic is now..,. calculated and mechanic

The test strips have a butterfly on them. I would wonder, Why?
I believe they are as soothing as a butterfly kiss and equally gentle"
Comment by Dusty on November 23, 2014 at 5:39am

Open mouth skull.

Comment by Dusty on January 1, 2014 at 1:30pm

This whole thing is designed around diabetic insulin tubes. So in some ways this little contraption is a insulin holder, but it's main intention is for miniature wargaming as a sci-fi piece (Cryostasis). It can display various small items inside the tube and it can also be fitted with an LED.
It's had a long history with many hiccups but it's finally here. Here's a link to the journey (Project Log)

Comment by Verity on February 17, 2013 at 11:04pm

Hehe, that's very true. And I keep adding more as I build them. Very dangerous! I really look forward to seeing a sculpture! They are quite fun to build. Good luck!

Comment by A Thorn in my Flesh on February 14, 2013 at 1:51pm

Verity, you know if you are using supplies that you have used, then you are personally signing each work with your own DNA. Your works inspire, so I am planning to build a sculpture too, I will probably do a botanical theme.
Thanks again for sharing!

Comment by Verity on February 14, 2013 at 1:46pm

Hey Thorn, thanks so much! Each one took different amounts of time. The Hedgehog took a couple of hours, where as the two-headed panther creature took about 3 days. It was mainly the fact that I didn't plan it out first, but I would just keep adding to it. Walking away from it for a day and then coming back was a life saver!

Comment by A Thorn in my Flesh on February 12, 2013 at 9:50am

Verity, I like all of these monsters of yours, and hope to
see more when you get enough supplies saved up. when you start building these, how long does it take you to complete?

Comment by Verity on February 12, 2013 at 2:07am

Thanks Thorn! That one I just call "The Hedgehog". The first one is more of a Panther-like creature. I'm not very good with coming up with names! Here's the last one anyway:

Comment by jrtpup on February 7, 2013 at 4:03pm

Love 'em!

Comment by A Thorn in my Flesh on February 7, 2013 at 2:33pm

YES! very nice!
What do you call it?
"Bug that bites"?
Truly an artist you are.
post another?


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