shroud | SHroud |
1 a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial: he was buried in a linen shroud.

2 a thing that envelops or obscures something: a shroud of mist
eg they operate behind a shroud of secrecy.

My mother has been dead now for over 7 years. If she were alive I would ask her many questions that I have been wondering about, although I know she would not answer them and eventually I would stop asking. Instead, I have developed my own narrative around her based on what I do know. I have more love and empathy for her now than I had when I was growing up. I do know this: her favorite color was blue. This shroud is in honor of her and all the wonder and beauty that she brought to me.

Shroud For My Mother
Shroud For My Mother
Mixed media on canvas
30 x 30 in