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Easter's First Christmas
oil on canvas
66 x 50 inches

This painting shows my newborn daughter, a colicky baby, finally comforted by my grandfather. That trip I learned that my grandfather had also been a colicky baby. This is the same grandfather my mother mentions at the end of the Holding Space video - she is telling me not to break a bird because it is a Christmas gift for him.