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These paintings were my response to an
ovarian cancer diagnosis. After a year of
chemotherapy I was drawn to painting for
its more physical, body centered action
—a switch from working in collage. As painting
became my way of expressing feelings of
terror, sadness, anger, and acceptance of
this life-threatening illness, it became an
integral part of my survival.


After entering remission I continued to
paint, plowing through my uncertainties
and re-defining my life. That’s what these
paintings helped me to do, that’s what
they’re about. And now, after 17 years
of remission, painting continues to be
an expression of my life.