Post accident comment
Carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the most common forms of gas poisoning. It is caused by inhaling carbon monoxide, even for a short time, which can lead to an irreversible damage of tissues and organs or to death.
There are some specific symptoms which alarm that people’s organisms are in danger, for instance, dizziness, headache, amyotonia, problems with balance, concentration and eyesight, irregular heartbeat, airlessness, convulsions, vomit, or finally: loss of consciousness.
Unfortunately, I had learned to my cost how dangerous it was to experience the carbon monoxide poisoning. Thanks to the fast reaction of my loved one, after a few minutes from the accident I was taken to the casualty department and later to the acute poisoning department. Despite the three-day clinical treatment, I will probably have to struggle with the complication of the poisoning till the end of my life.
I often experience sudden airlessness, irregular heartbeat and difficulties with concentration. The Biocorrection: Post accident comment series is a specific comment to my present state of mind and body. Through my works I try to get used to my past experience, my current situation and everything that is waiting for me in the future due to the accident.
Diagnosis 1: Poisoning
Diagnosis 2: Blackout
Diagnosis 3: Obstruction
Diagnosis 4: Airlessness
Biocorrection series consists of four graphics: Poisoning, Blackout, Obstruction, Airlessness, 1014 mm x 1000 mm each. The digital image of a "being" (herein Diagnosis), which was later appropriately processed, constitutes the base of every graphic art.
Each Diagnosis clearly refer to X-ray photos, however, the final form of the graphic art is contrasted with indistinctness, imperfection, grain and colour. It aims at presenting the issue as a personal comment and reflection concerning my present state instead of showing it as a strictly documentary report of the problem.
Quick, early stage sketches.
Biocorrection: Post accident comment was part of my Graphic Arts M.A. Degree project at Faculty of Fine Arts and Music of the University of Silesia in Katowice. It was created under the supervision of Eugeniusz Delekta, ProfTit and Leszek Zbijowski, PhD, DSc and was reviewed by Jerzy Pietruczuk, PhD.