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Mortality oil on linen 100cm x 75cm

By graemeb
"Mortality"
the state of being subject to death.
"the work is increasingly haunted by thoughts of mortality"
For those who don't know I have been batteling with terminal cancer over the past 18months and its effects on mind and body. I have been to the bottom and everwhere in between. But I am so inspired by my thoughts and enlightenment that it has brought with it and now all I want to do is paint. Which is just as well as I have been given a major solo exhibition in Gosford Regional Gallery late this year. More info will be posted as we get closer so keep your eye on my site.
I have always had thoughts of being a tree, so in my delusional way of thinking I thought if I swallow some seeds just before I die I will grow into a tree.
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adni18's avatar
Excellent work!!! Love 
Observer14's avatar
Don't know if anyone is still monitoring this account, but just came across this image again, and morning the passing of a great artist and friend.  Graemeb, you were amazing, and I believe your legacy, and the things you said through your artwork, and to those who knew you, will be long remembered.
Forestina-Fotos's avatar
Intense and powerful. I always think that instead of a gravestone they should plant a tree. Then instead of morbid cemeteries we would have wonderful woodland or forests.

Though I hate to think of you suffering it is good to hear that you have been inspired to paint even more fantastic paintings! :)
graemeb's avatar
Thanks for the beautiful thoughts. My body is giving a bit of trouble but my mind is way up on top of this, so active and good.
Forestina-Fotos's avatar
The mind is always stronger. I'm a strong believer in the power of the mind helping to heal the body too. :hug:
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