In 2017, my older brother, who lived at a distance in assisted living, was rapidly declining. As his health care agent and as a hospice nurse, it became clear that we needed to enroll him in hospice. This experience elicited feelings of his and my own vulnerability as a human. In response to these emotions, I started a painting showing a vulnerable female on a rock, wrapped in animal skin as her only protection, and anxiously watching a shrouded male figure slipping away to another shore, another realm. This triggered additional paintings within the same theme, the vulnerable human, resulting in this series.
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