Cancer and Victory in the Valley. (Day 63)

Rubicon, LS12-48

“Rubicon,” 36x36in, acrylic and spray paint on canvas.

In December 2000 I was diagnosed with cancer. I rang in the new millennium by losing a body part and getting blasted with radiation. Those events have shaped a lot of my artwork, including the decision to become a full-time artist in 2008. Where am I today? In a word – thankful.

Create for the Cure, a benefit for Victory in the Valley, Wichita, KansasVictory in the Valley in Wichita, Kansas provides cancer support services at a time when patients and their families are at their most vulnerable, physically and emotionally. When I learned about Create for the Cure as a benefit for Victory in the Valley, I knew it needed to move, pretty much, right to the top of my list.

This work, “Rubicon,” will be auctioned off on October 26, 2012 at T & J Studios, 144 N. Emporia, Wichita, KS. As you make your Final Friday rounds, please stop by to view and buy from the donated artwork contributed by numerous artists for this very deserving organization.