This series was done in 2015-2016 after a family member's death who suffered from severe mental illnesses. It manifested into an exploration of death, coping, and paying for all of it. All of the text was gathered from the family member's home after his death, with the exclusion of "Sign Here".

Death is hard for the living.

Dear Jerry,

Dear Jerry
Dear Jerry

2015. Oil and acyrlic on Canvas.

Dear Julie
Dear Julie

2016. Oil on canvas 24"x36"

Untitled
Untitled

2016. Acrylic and newspaper on panel.

Study
Study

2015. Colored pencil and ink on paper. 8.5"x11"

Dear Tom, Peg, Dan, and Jerry
Dear Tom, Peg, Dan, and Jerry

2015. Oil and newspaper on canvas.

I know...
I know...

I'll never be normal. But I can hope, right? 2015. Acrylic, paper, ink on wood.

Sign Here
Sign Here

2016. Acrylic, spray paint on wood panels.

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Do you know what you are signing? Do you know what just happened? It doesn't matter. SIGN HERE

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This is for you.