mixed media collage
This work is a juxtaposition of the illness in our society (war, pollution, genetically engineered food, cancer, greed, etc) with the very personal, undefined illness of my child. It’s one thing to feel empathetic about the ills of the world. It’s another to face them in the eyes of the ones you love. The irony of abundant water with endless thirst. And then there’s the hope, the cure in nature, the pond teaming with life and answers, the organic garden, the short memory of it all when that same child starts to smile again.
© Christine Ilewski