Mother, 2003.

Oil, paper patterns, graphite, and thread on canvas,

24 x 24 inches.

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About This Artwork: This is a portrait of my mother. The story underneath it is about the time she had a manic episode over cigarettes that she asked my brother to hide beforehand. He would not return them to her when she begged for them and the result was a tantrum that led to a hospital stay.