Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Beth

This is an illustration I did of my Aunt Beth. It's been 25 years since she passed away from diabetes. She was very talented in all aspects of the arts. She painted, sculpted, sang, wrote poetry, stories and music. As a small boy she was a huge influence to me to continue drawing. She lost her sight, married, and was told never to have children, the effects of which could kill her. Her desire to have a baby was greater than the threat of death. Her daughter Alisha was born and Beth went down hill fast. Beth began having dreams of her father, who had passed before I was born, telling her that her work on earth was done. I was 6 years old and will never forget saying goodbye to her in Park City. She stopped her insulin and passed shortly after. Grandma, her brothers and sisters created a compilation of her writings, stories, music and paintings and this was a picture that was inside the cover.