Good buddy Stephanie recently donated a kidney to her father. To mark the successful occasion, she and Brian held a celebration with friends and family at artists’ Sasaki’s loft in Downtown LA, where Stephanie had her heartbeat drawn.
From Brian: You all know that Stephanie donated a kidney to her father in December. Knowing that this was a big event in both of our lives, I decided that I wanted to somehow record the event as a before and after, a milestone.
After doing a little soul searching we thought it might be interesting to engage Sasaki, a friend of ours who records peoples heartbeats as artwork, as a means of marking those points in time.
We decided to make our pre surgery record a relatively private matter, not only because we were unsure about how we would feel having ourselves recorded, but also because we genuinely didn’t know what was going to happen moving forward and wanted the moment to be our own.
The “after” portion is slightly different. The surgery was successful and not only do Stephanie and her dad feel great, they look great as well. So, given the resoundingly positive outcome of the experience, we figured why not turn the record into a more celebratory occasion and take the opportunity to surround ourselves with the friends and family who we cherish the most.
Stephanie, with her pre- and post-surgery heartbeat paintings behind her.