Linda Ann Weber
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“You Don't Define Me”
Mixed Media with Acrylic
36 x 36 x 1.5
Artist Statement: Last December, I applied to participate in this amazing project with Brushes with Cancer. I thought I'd be partnered with a person I have never met before. Two weeks after I signed on, my friend from college informed me she was just diagnosed with cancer. I immediately reached out to the organization to see if we could be partnered together. In January, it was official. Suzanne and I were Brushes partners and we set out to share her story and journey through art.
Suzanne has always been a strong, positive, energetic, vibrant woman. The final art piece, You Don't Define Me, expresses all the things that are important to her and to her family. This past year, she faced many challenges in her battle with cancer. Even so, she is not letting this define her and more importantly, she hasn't allowed it to stop her from living and appreciating every moment of her life.
I expressed her journey through collage and graffiti art, using techniques that have become my signature style through my experience as a graphic artist. The tree is the focal point, which represents Suzanne's strength and dedication, rooted as the center of her family. The words and images give the viewer a window into her life and what is most important. This painting is a gift to her and her family. XO, Linda