The Nurse and her family

Published on 2 June 2023 at 14:12

Medium: Graphite

Date: 1998

My neighbor’s sister was a nurse from the Philippine Islands. She was battling cancer and had lost her hair due to the treatments. In a show of love and support, her husband had also shaved off his hair. They had two young children and her brother wanted to have a memorial portrait made for her and her family. She selected photographs from two years prior when both she and her husband still had hair. She also provided me with recent photographs of her two children, aged 7 and 10. The finished drawing was a beautiful tribute to this beloved wife and mother. When she saw the finished drawing, she exclaimed, “Oh, the artist made me pretty.” It was a touching moment that captured the love and strength of this family during a challenging time. Despite the challenges they faced, they remained united and supportive of one another. The portrait will serve as a lasting reminder of their love and resilience.

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