I received very sad news this week, that a kind woman who I've known for many years suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. Grief is a difficult thing and the only way I know how to handle it is through painting. These chairs were created on September 11, 2001, when we didn't know what was going to happen in our world, and ended up travelling in an exhibit with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for three years. This week I have been extremely tired, and yet it is still the studio that calls to me. As I paint, I think of all the conversations and laughter we had through these years and I can smile with the memories.