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Passage Acrylic on paper 20 x 26 inches 1995

My dad asked me where he was going. I told him, "I don't know, but you have been a good person your whole life, and you tried hard to do your best at everything. So don't worry, everything's going to be OK."

Transcending Acrylic on paper, 1995 20 x 26 inches

"What is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?" Kahlil Gibran

My son and I lived with my dad for four years and took care of him while he was dying from lung cancer.

Helping my father die was a profound experience that has deeply influenced the way I perceive life and death and what is sacred concerning both.

It wasn't until after his death that I was able to fulfill the need to release the very strong feeling of this experience with paint and brush.

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