“The Love That Keeps Us Going”
Ink and watercolor
2'7.5" x 1'9.5" x 1"
Will include a frame.
Artist Statement: Ava was first diagnosed with kidney cancer when she was three, and then again several years later. Dancing has always been one of her passions, but her doctors were not sure that she’d be able to dance while her treatments took place. However, with her determination and the support of her friends and family, she was able to dance all the way through them.
This piece is called “The Love That Keeps Us Going.” The various figures represent Ava dancing through the different stages of her diagnosis, treatment, and remission. The ribbon that winds through the figures represents both the Love of her support system, and her Love for dance.