Oh Sister

31 in. x 20 in.
Paint, paper and engraving on wood
©Maureen Kelleher 2004
Detail image with engraved text. Back to gallery 1
Engraved text on the work:
Oh sister. I didn’t expect you’d die before me.

Artist’s note: My best friend pretty much fell dead (brain attack) while shopping a couple years ago. I think about her a lot and am still, sometimes, struck with disbelief that she’s no longer alive. I have a hard time believing that such a powerful force could be -- poof! -- gone forever. But that’s life and that’s death. So, to Kim! and all the wonderful spirit of life that you were for me.

* Winner, Best of Show, Alpan International 2005.
Juror Phyllis Braff, former art critic, New York Times and president emerita, Int'l Assn of Art Critics

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