My sister contemplates the future on her birthday - March 20
In 2019 I put my sister on the spot by drawing her on the spot. It was Nancy’s 60th birthday.
The setting was a convalescent home in Kansas City — we were keeping Mum company in the dining room when I picked up a pen to make this sketch.
My sister died unexpectedly in May 2022, a year and two days after my mother’s passing in 2021.
It is impossible to put into words what this loss means to my family. My sister’s life touched the lives of so many others, humans and animals alike. We grieve her loss, but our gratitude for the gift of Nancy’s life is profound. May she rest in peace, and may eternal light shine upon her.
Fineliner pen, brush pens and paint marker pen in A6 sketchbook
14cm x 10.5cm