For Anna

Katherine Throne's avatar Katherine Throne

My painting is dedicated my my dear friend Anna, whose 3 year old son Cormac was diagnosed with Leukemia in May this year. The painting is of Cormac leading his twin sister Mia, but now the roles have reversed. Anna is in New Zealand where we grew up together and although she sends me updates, I simply cannot imagine her life as the mother of a desperately ill little boy. The fear, hope, pain, pride and overwheilming exhaustion she experiences everyday are far from my reality. Thousands of miles away, nor can I help my friend in her time of crisis. When I wrote the poem and created the painting, I tried to put myself in Anna's head. The artwork has become not only my way to try and understand what Anna is going through, but my gift to her to replace one hundred hugs, meals and playdates. It is my way of showing my admiration, support and awe for what Anna is doing in her fight for her family.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1/8
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Width: 5
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 4