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Figures face with the reality of death by Angela Stadlwieser. Acrylic and Oil on canvas. 2005.
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acrylic and oil
3x4 ft

Originally this painting was about the closeness of the two figures in the foreground, but the real life issues I was dealing with came through. The figures now represent our lives and our dependence on others. It carries a sense of the reality of death. This painting shares a space in my heart and my husband's because of the passing of a family member. He passed away 10 minutes (12:10 am) after his birthday. His son whispered to him "do not die on your birthday" and he listened; it seems. He was charitable until his dying breath.