PORTFOLIO > NOT WHAT I HAD IN MIND

In April of 2009, my life changed in a drastic and profound way. My husband was sick, and his illness was a moving target, impossible to fathom and difficult to comprehend. At some point, in 2010, I was ready to document the process of this illness with my own process. I needed to communicate and describe this new life. At times I was able to objectify it, but not always. As much as I tried to be present, my experience was often out-of-body. And so there are conversations in the work that I am having with myself, with the viewer, with anyone who will listen. I cry and I laugh and I am frustrated and I have to get it down on paper.

IT IS POURING
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon and collage on paper
9.5 x 8 inches
2010
COMPRESSION BOOTS
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon and collage on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2010
FRIDAY THE 13th
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon and collage on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2010
NO MORE TALKING
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon and collage on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2010
FEEDING TUBE
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon and collage on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2010
OH MY GOD
Graphite, colored pencil, and crayon on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2010
TOBII
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon, and collage on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2011
OUR BEAUTIFUL BED
Graphite, colored pencil, and crayon on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2011
COUGH MONSTER
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon, and collage on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2011
HANDS
Graphite, colored pencil, crayon, and collage on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2011
ANGELS OF MERCY
Graphite, colored pencil, and crayon on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2011
THE ASHES
Graphite, colored pencil, and crayon on paper
8.5 x 9 inches
2012