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“The Painting’s Title and the Patient’s Diagnosis”

“What’s the title of your painting?”, they ask me.

Well, it’s like when I’m asked for a diagnosis. To me, the diagnosis is the sufferer’s name. No two so-called diabetics are the same. Each of them is the product of all the life-shaping forces which have created that unique, individual entity. And this holistic, humane understanding far transcends any similarity of pancreatic functioning.

Mrs. Smith with a localized diagnosis is not the same as Mr. Jones with allegedly the same diagnosis. Her diagnosis is “Mrs. Smith,” and his is “Mr. Jones.”

So, the title of every one of my paintings is “John Diamond.”


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