|This work is an expression of my
journey over the past 30 months, and the growth and fear that I experienced. I had
the unfortunate opportunity to be the primary caregiver to a cancer patient, my friend and
confidant. The journey afforded the opportunity to grow and expand,
experiencing the absolute terror of a cancer diagnosis for a close companion; and
the total joy experienced as each tumor was overcome and the journey began to
have a light at its end.
The darkness of this
piece is the darkness my soul has experienced throughout this period. It is
threaded throughout with rayon and metallic hand quilting, each stitch symbolizing
the glimmers of hope that came with each new, more hopeful prognosis - each new day.
My figure is naked, because of the raw, exposed feelings potential loss engendered in
me.This piece represents the end of the fear and darkness. My friend's