“In a Nook of Gnarled Wood”
Acrylic on paper mounted on a wood panel
30x40 x 1.75 deep.
Artist Statement: In meeting Sophie Holland, one can only think and pray for a miracle, whether scientific or divine. Her courage, fortitude and positive spirit are a true inspiration. The title of the work is from a poem of three women praying by a mountain stream huddled under huge cottonwood trees. The poem and others are on the back of the wood panel. I saw them on a bike ride and stopped as the whole area around them seemed to glow. When I think of Sophie; I think of the prayer of those women, the power of it and the very human cry for a miracle. A miracle for her, for everyone in battle with cancer.