Nancy Wolitzer

The Family Tree

The Family Tree, scratchboard and ink, 10 x 8 in., 2020

So, I had planned on making a Covid-19 series and started this piece. And then my mother-in-law got the virus and died from it. And 2 weeks later my father died from it. And then my mother got it. She is recovering at home. I didn’t work on this piece for a while. I am not sure I have it in me to make a series. This piece is for our parents.

 

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18 thoughts on “The Family Tree

  1. I read this on SketchUniverse. I am saddened by all your losses. I hope you find some peace in art.

  2. Oh no, I am sorry for your extreme loss. The piece is really stunning, don’t stop creating, especially now, I hope it helps ease your grief.

  3. I think the art piece is wonderful, and considering your recent losses, it is amazing that you found the fortitude to make it.

  4. Reblogged this on sketchuniverse and commented:
    🌳🐦 SO TRUE DEARS, SOMETIMES WE WILL FIND THE MOST WONDERFUL IMAGES IN OUR MIND EVEN THOUGH IT IS AFTER A DEEP FEELING OF SADNESS. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL ARTISTIC TRIBUTE.

  5. Nancy, this image appeared in my email feed and I immediately loved it, so beautiful and intricate. Then I read your words. I am so sorry to hear of what your family has gone through – to lose one close family member, then another so soon must have been very hard to bear. The US is in such a sad state with this awful virus. I do hope you will be able to continue with this series, it is such a wonderful tribute to your parents.

    • Thank you Anna. Since I admire your art so much it always means a lot to me when you have good things to say about my work. Thank you for what you said about my losses. It has been a very difficult time for my family. It is a tough time here in NYC.

  6. So very sorry, Nancy. This piece is special. Perhaps you can return to the series when more time has elapsed,

  7. Nancy I am so sorry to hear of your losses! My heart goes out to you and your family. Your art is outstanding as always. Stay safe.

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