I have IBS, I’m pretty sure I’ve had it at least since 4th grade (I’m 28 now). That means I’m usually frequenting a bathroom. It’s not all bad though, I use a lot of that time to read, draw or do puzzles, sometimes play guitar. It’s something I think about and deal with every day, and I don’t mind it most of the time. I actually enjoy going to the bathroom, it’s a great place to think and relax.
I’m very inspired by digestion and the organs that perform digestion. I am very interested in the digestive system of the human, I think it’s because stomach aches are an everyday occurrence for me. I frequently talk about poop and always want to take pictures of it to show my girlfriend (I don’t however, because she does not share my interest in poop unfortunately). I think about poop and digestion in general, quite frequently.
I know poop is usually considered gross and I can see why it’s gross. But as someone who’s regular daily bowel movements average about 5-7 a day, I have a lot of time to think about it.
I’ve done drawings and paintings of stomachs and intestines. Actually, I did a series of paintings called “Self Portrait: Upper G.I.” and “Self Portrait: Lower G.I.”, I’ve only ever had an upper GI done and I enjoyed it immensely. I just find it really interesting. Here are 2 works I’ve done over the years (there are others but I cant find them).
This one is called “Self Portrait: Lower G.I.”, the small intestine is too small on it. It currently sits on the bathroom wall!
And this is a recent drawing I did:
Inspiration is one of those things that can’t be helped. If your inspired by something or find it so fascinating that you can’t help but think about you should never be afraid to express it. From what I’ve been told, it’s weird to find poop interesting. To that I say it’s not weird, you’re weird!