Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Resignation

                                                                        Resignation
                           
Entered in Gallery 510's 2017 October National Art Competition; Breast Cancer Awareness Section. Winner of 1st place over all other sections. Depicts a woman with left breast removed. The following poem by Martha Manning from Undercurrents appeared along side the photograph:

Depression is such a
cruel punishment. 
There are no fevers,
no rashes, no blood
tests to send people
scurrying in concern,
just the slow erosion
of self, as insidious as
cancer. And like cancer,
it is essentially a
solitary experience, 
a room in hell with only
your name on the door.


Luthy Arboretum, Peoria, IL