In 2011 my mother received her first of two stem cell transplants in an attempt to put her multiple myeloma at bay. A preservative used for the cells during the transplant gives off an odor that smells like creamed corn. I was shocked by this particular stench mixed with the sanitizer. Transplant is my version of her hospital room intended to help me understand further exactly what procedures she went through and immerse myself in her situation.
About the Artist
Adrienne M. Grafton is a studio artist creating jewelry and sculpture in Sharon, PA. She earned her MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University in 2005. Her work has been published in a variety of books, and she was a resident artist at Salem Art Works in 2014 Salem, NY. Her 2018 solo show, Departed, traveled from Hope Center for the Arts and Technology in Sharon, PA to Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. She is currently an organizer for the Allegheny Metals Collective, a Pittsburgh based group dedicated to exhibiting together and sharing knowledge through demonstrations and lectures.