Flying by the seat of my pants

Mixed media on canvas, 2017

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

-Edgar Degas

We are living in a visual world, dominated by social media and ever-changing technology. Visual learning and videoconferencing are the new norm. Researchers have found that vision surpasses all other senses, and we are 65% more likely to remember information through a visual means, rather than audio method (Parrish par. 10). Flying by the seat of my pants (2017) presents us with the overwhelm of diabetes management through the contextualization of the necessary supplies shoved into jean pockets, presenting the arduous reality of living with an insidious disease. The metaphorical title of the artwork leaves the viewer with space to bring for their own interpretation and experience.