Fear surrounding a child choking

I really struggled with this one. As I thought about this parental nightmare scenario, I headed down the darkest road, aesthetically — dark paint that got all muddy, red splashes that didn't make sense. I stepped back and felt compelled to add some light — so I carved out some paper that I painted bright yellow and worked it into the mother's heart-shaped arms. But it was a little late in the game. (I also realized that this piece had a similar quality to a fear piece I had done earlier, about a mother worrying about her special needs child.) This scenario could happen to anyone — and it's probably happened to some of us. This scenario makes me think about the fragility of life and how things can change in an instant.


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