“Memento Vivere”/Heart Illustration
This is a cut-tissue paper illustration I made after having a massive heart attack at the age of 44. My amazing friends organized an art benefit show to raise money to help me pay off the medical bills that resulted, and this piece was my offering to the mostly heart-related artwork that was auctioned off that night. It was overwhelming how many selfless people helped me by donating their own artwork, their time, other talents and the gallery space in which to hold the show. I can never say thank you enough to all of those who were part of this event!