THE JUE FAMILY PAINTING
Created for guests at a memorial service to sign, as a legacy gift to the family.
Though there are tears of loss in the drips as they travel down the canvas, those same drips also become the stems of the flowers going up. The tiny crosses sewn into the centers of some of the flowers capture the centrality of Christ to the dynamo of a woman whose life we gathered to celebrate. Faith was not merely an exterior trapping. It was sewn into the very fabric of how she lived and how she loved as well as in the legacy she has left in lives all over the world.
Her favorite colors were blue and beige.
24”x36”x1”, Acrylics, thread on canvas ©2019 Wendy Lew Toda