Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

 I was asked to create a painting for a lady whose husband has lung cancer. As I spoke with Jamie, I learned that she is a strong lung cancer awareness advocate. Jamie wanted me to design a painting communicating lung cancer awareness. She told me that the color pearl was a symbol for lung cancer and she requested that I include pearls in the cancer ribbon. I decided to surround the ribbon with a bold black and white swirling motif.
Little did she know that lung cancer took my mother's life almost 24 years ago. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer on March 1, 1987 and died June 1, 1987 only three months later. As I painted the pearls in the ribbon I remembered the strand of pearls that my mother wore around her neck. Oh, the memories......thanks to Jamie for asking me to paint this.  I hope you like your painting.
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in the U.S.

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