My work brings forward the realization that compassion is shared throughout humanity. In Weight, I have created a large-scale diptych, which places in parallel positions an image of my older daughter carrying Kaitlin and a soldier in Bagdad carrying an Iraqi infant.

One of the gifts of having a child with severe disabilities is the realization that there are inherent needs to being human. We are born with feelings that create the need for love, security and companionship. Through my work I am sharing my discovery that what can save you is right next to you or inside you. As I stitch, I am not only recreating intimate moments but I am working to make sense of what is now my life.

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