The second piece, A Grateful Heart, age 15 also about 4'x5'... started with a note left by my thesis mate, Taylor, on a book of daily prayers I had disassembled. Her note said that the page on the top was her birthday and, as I glanced at it, my omnipotent father figure appeared. In one hand he carried a golden heart locket. Common gifts of friendship were once heart-shaped lockets with a photo of a loved one, or perhaps a lock of their hair. This piece is a combination of Taylor and my father, John; they remind me to meet each day with a truly thankful and grateful heart.
Printed on William Turner Paper, Collage Mixed Media, Digital and Drawing Materials.