|Any visual reference to Paula disappeared in my life until May 16, 1995 when I drew "Reconnecting with Paula." On the 31st anniversary of her death, my daughter Nicole had encouraged me to light a yarzeit memorial candle for the sister she never knew, but always felt in her life; the missing link in our family.
I looked at my old hand and began this drawing to see where it would lead. I watched as her baby hand grew out of mine. Seeing ours hands morphed into one another, I realized that she is still a part of me. The healing balm of this discovery encouraged me to continue exploring images of young hands co-joined with older ones, of babies moving in and out of life. Intimately connecting love and loss, the enmeshed images spread across the canvas in life layers -- past, present and future simultaneously coalesce.