In May it’ll be a year since my mum passed. Overall I’ve been able to talk about it quite well and art has been my saving grace. But I often avoid talking about euthanasia. My mum chose to die.
I rarely talk about it.
I’m afraid people might judge or say stupid things. But talking about it is important. It is a controversial subject and brings up all sorts of beliefs about life and death.
It comes down to respecting the choices the person you love has made. Honouring an other person’s view.
I found it difficult but fully supported my mum’s decision. And the alternative wasn’t really an option either.
I did wish my mum would go on her own before the gp would arrive. The day and night before she was already with one foot on the other side. I told her it was okay to let go.
Having a date with death at precisely 1.30pm is tough. As much as I wanted to stretch out the days before to have as much time with her as possible, that early afternoon the minutes dragged and I just sat with this heaviness in me, dreading that very last goodbye, wishing it to be over and at the same time not.
My mum choose her ending. After a life of pain all she wanted was rest and see her mum, oma.
It suited her. Being in charge to the last second. And I love her for that.
The GP was a wonderful man and the nurse who came daily was a blessing.
In all the heavy emotions it was a beautiful goodbye filled with love.
She died holding my hand, on her way to oma 💖
Working on a new long-drawing…and here is a little snippet…
The fun can really begin now that the exhibition space is sorted!
The time has come to really kick-start the WorryBoy exhibition!
Spring 2016 WorryBoy will come to life at the Oxford House in Bethnal Green, London (exact date will follow this week)
I have set up a Kickstarter account to create some funds to support the whole operation…
It would be awesome if you want to be part of this project!
Follow the link below to get all the information and ways to support WorryBoy…and receive the different WB-inspired rewards!
… I hope to see you at The Oxford House this coming spring to take a walk through WorryBoy’s head…and see if he will ever get out…
Collection Summer 2015
Watch Out For Monsters (with details) – mixed media – 29.7 x 87 cm
Bear With Me – mixed media – 52.5 x 73.5cm
Connected I – pencil on paper – 15 x 20 cm
Connected II – pencil on paper – 12 x 20 cm
Wolf – pencil & pen – 32 x 26.5cm
Radiant Selfie – mixed media – 23.5 x 32.5 x 3.5cm