Breaking Through


Marina lost her kidney function at age 12, and her life (45 now) has been a long saga of various hospitalizations, periods of severe illness alternating with good health with transplants and home dialysis. She is a singer, and teaches voice. This painting is about the power of music to break through what ever circumstances seem to throttle us.
The process of painting this healed me. In painting the machines and instruments that kept her alive, I let go of my fear and saw them as beautiful.
Oil painting 30″ x 24″