The human body is an intricate and
powerful machine. A white blood cell, the
mechanism with the responsibility of protecting the body,
in an instant has the potential to mutate into a hazardous force.
My husband, Andy Williams, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid
Leukemia on December 18, 2012. During the process of his treatment, my role
as his partner transformed to include that of the primary caregiver. Amidst the surreal
reality of hospital living, our perceptions of the cyclesof life and death were questioned and
altered. Our response was to transform his hospital room into our creative space: Andy with his
music and drawing, me with my sketchbook and traveling watercolors. This was the birth of a body of work
that has evolved throughout our journey, through Andy's passing on December 26, 2013, and the aftermath of sifting
through the complexityof loss and mourning while the world continues to move forward around me. This is an ongoing
body of work that is very much still a work in progress.