24” x 36” (w/o frame); 27.5” x 39.5” (w/ frame)
Artist Market Value: $5000
Artist Statement: It was very fitting that Fayruz and I met on Mother’s Day. During that first conversation, we talked much about the women in our lives. I found her to be a very strong, compassionate woman and above all else, a kickass mom. On top of that, Fayruz is also a philanthropist – she literally cares for people for a living. That’s the mother in her. Her strength as a mom and as a rock for her family is no doubt why she has come so far on her journey. I wanted my art to reflect that strength.
In this piece, the woman’s pregnant belly is the focus and represents the exciting unknown of the future that motherhood will bring. Juxtaposed to it are the breasts which are rendered in a flat black, faded into the background. This shows the cancer that was once a part of Fayruz is now gone. She can put the cancer behind her and look toward the future.