Charcoal on paper
14″ x 11″
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My work questions what makes an act heroic in the midst of daunting circumstances. Many of these circumstances are influenced by my work as an occupational therapist, as I struggle to accept what I cannot change. I explore this struggle through narratives that attempt to ask and resolve: Does it take more courage to be selfless or self-seeking? Is it better to deny futility or accept what cannot be changed? If assistance is warranted but not wanted, should it be abandoned? Through these questions, my intention is to provide a balanced perspective between giving and receiving when caring for others.
Net proceeds of Mary Porterfield’s artwork to benefit Parkinson’s Association.
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