There is a person signing the ASL sign for “Surgery” over their top surgery scar. As the thumb passes over the scar, ferns leaves spill out to represent the beginnings of a new life. Ferns often grow where previous plants or life die. I felt a whole new sense of confidence after my top surgery. That my new body actually matched how I saw myself.
A pinky-orange person signing the ASL sign for “Surgery” over their pink top surgery scar. As the thumb passes over the scar as bright green ferns leaves spill out. The person is the only figure on the page contrasted by a dark green and black background.
The RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center retained rights from artists or next of kin on July 31, 2020
Jaimeson Pleasants and He/Him/His, “Top Surgery,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed October 3, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/254.