So I’m working on this painting (still, due in LA on Saturday, Lord have mercy!) and I’m putting on the finishing little bits which in this case are the stitches holding my Franken-critter together. This means that for the last day or two I’ve been studying pictures of medical sutures. Which. Are. Really. Revolting. I’m not sure I’ll be eating anything for a while. But what’s kinda blowing my mind is that each stitch seems to be individually tied off and I’m curious why they have to do that since it seems like a huge pain (in every possible way).
Couldn’t you use a curved needle and do a running stitch? Anyway, I’m not going to do that in this painting, it’ll be too visually confusing with all the fur so I’m just going to paint a nice, sloppy running stitch. I’ll post a pic when I’m done. (If anybody out there wants to illuminate this issue about why we sew people up like this, feel free to comment.)