When my Dad was in the Hospital, I just kept telling myself....
Everything will be alright, everything will be alright.... It became a sort of mantra. ⠀
Hard to believe, but ultimately everything was alright. Even though the diagnosis was terminal...I got to spend some amazing time just being with my dad. I put aside any bad feelings and got to know him on a whole new level. It was a unforgettable.⠀
Being with someone at the end of their life can be intense. Probably one of the most intense moments any of us will ever experience. It's almost like you are deep in life. Living it to the absolute fullest. It's truly a special time. I feel very lucky to have had that with my dad.⠀
When I make art for hospitals, I try to remember this time with my dad. I want those pieces to have a wide range of emotions.
I just sent these pieces off to Boston. Six out of the 8 will be installed in the Ambulatory Waiting Room of Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA.