Here is little story to help ease the grief of the passing of a dear friend and mentor. Brian Curran was my master's advisor first, a dear friend later, and was, in a sense, a second father. I had seen him all over the world: in Pennsylvania, Florida, California, New York City, and all over Italy, where we frequently walked together when our research trips overlapped. He was my tireless champion, a brilliant mind with a biting wit, and an iconoclast. His wife, Mary, told me that once his ALS had robbed him of the ability to walk, he sometimes dreamed that he still could, so I wrote this little poem for him at that time. I was moved to put it into pictures this week as my mind lingered on his memory.
"For Brian", Jessica Boehman. Mixed media (ink, acrylic ink, gouache, watercolor, and collage), with some art for Brian.
7/19/2017 03:12:19 pm
Oh, Jess. This is so wonderful. I can't tell you how grateful I am that you did this. It's a perfect and amazing tribute.
7/19/2017 03:13:15 pm
Lovely. What a sweet remembrance.
7/19/2017 04:01:35 pm
Jess, this touched my heart more than I can say. I love you dearly for writing and illustrating such a wonderful tribute. A million hugs wouldn't be enough.
Mary how fortunate you both had such a wonderful life he loved to the moon and forever back ???
7/19/2017 07:28:28 pm
7/19/2017 07:01:22 pm
This is the most beautiful, touching tribute. It takes my breath away. Such love
7/19/2017 08:44:56 pm
I'm in tears Jess. This is pure love.
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