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Spare Parts
hand-dyed fabric, hand embroidered
2004
Spare Parts 2
Mixed Media
2004
Marty's Closet
Mixed media
2004
Why?
Mixed Media
2004
Sharing the Pain
Refrigerator tubing and stereo wire
2004
Waiting in Line
Lithograph
2003
$300
Invasion VI
Etching
2003
$225

My husband, Marty, and I have been married for 35 years and he has had more than that number of surgeries during that time, from suspected cancer to reattaching an almost severed finger. I created this installation as part of a healing process and to convey what this is like for the caregiver - the fear, the frustration, the empathetic pain, the tears. We have survived. And we hope, but cannot assume that the next crisis will be the last.