Read the canvas from right to left.
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Two figures dressed in purple confide their thoughts to one another. An enormous crouching figure, out of all proportion and intentionally so, raises its arms and stares in astonishment upon these two, who dare to think of their destiny.
He was in despair when he undertook the painting, mourning the death of his daughter earlier in the year, he had planned to kill himself on finishing it.
I guess I understand and I'm not surprised such grief brought up to him a search of universal meaning, fundamental questions that address the very root of human existence and, in the end, his best work of art.
...What grounds has it given me for doubting all that I believe?
Ida Saoirse Scherer,
our first baby girl, who was born and died at 16+5 weeks on the 30th November 2017.
Resources about Termination for Medical Reasons
Sister-friend Emily writing for her first son Amari Regan (Fragile X Syndrome)
Katrina's blog for her second daughter April Rey (Trisomy 13)