Chinese Whispers

Tmong the Northern Queensland sugar-cane plantation side of my family -  there were 'Chinese whispers,' about "how my mother had harvested her cousin's two kidneys and sold them on the black market in the 1950s." However, there was a glass specimen jar containing two tiny button-like objects of shriveled brown organic renal matter - forever preserved in this private collection of macabre curiosities.  The Superintendent of this former army base hospital also had a sample of plastic tubing as a memento of an experimental form of renal surgery.

Europe Sketches - 1975

RUST as Art