Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Two summers ago I had a sleep study. A bunch of electrodes were attached to me to monitor different items while I slept. Unfortunately I never slept as deeply as sleep doctor wanted. My second try in December was not any better either. I was diagnosed with severe apnea. I now use a CPAP machine
at night.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"

So, this painting is based on sleep study dramas. I created a pattern with the electrodes. The colors are based on the colors of electrodes used during both studies.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about the apnea. My dad had that, too. I thought I read something recently in the news about a new treatment for it, but now I can't find it anywhere...
    Interesting painting, of course. Reminds me (in a strange way,) of the light cycles in "Tron."

  2. I like this painting, Mo. Just looking at it without reading your explanation of it, it put me in mind of a field of wildflowers. :)

    I guess that's a far cry from what you intended it to represent, but anyway I enjoyed it just the same.

    I'm sorry to hear of the sleep apnea and the fact that you must use the CPAP machine. That must be a challenge for you to have to deal with.

  3. lana and daisy:

    According to my internist the CPAP machine is supposed to help me reset my metabolism - aside from making sure I don't stop breathing while sleeping. That could provoke a heart attack. It has been an adjustment getting used to the mask over my mouth and nose.

    As for the imagery, I'm glad you told me your interpretations. They sound more fun than my own. : D

    Mo : D