Artist Statement Submitted 2017“It is what it is.” Mom said that often. It was this philosophy that she lived by and took responsibility for everything in her life with no regrets.
Last year my mother started having health issues. I was beside my mom as she had new complications that effected her breathing, heart, and mobility issues. Her bedside became my mini studio, and I began filling my nights creating digital art that documented the last two weeks as her life slipping away. Art was my way of coping with her illness, expressing my feelings and thoughts, and saying prayers for healing and comfort. This is an art collection of my thoughts, observations and grief. While they are personal, I recognize that many others go through similar experiences. May these images bring some comfort and strength to those who are currently facing or already have experienced the death of a loved one.