Nice to Meet You
2018, oil on canvas, 24 x 36″.
The painting represents the unfortunate scene where a young patient gets a devastating diagnosis. On the outside, she appears young, friendly, and full of life. She exuberantly sticks out her hand and says, “Nice to meet you!” Her only complaint is that she cannot remember the names of friends of her kids that she has known for many years. She has nothing else; she walks and talks normally and has no pain. Sadly, she is soon diagnosed with the dreaded brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme. Her world comes to an end as she researches this brain tumor’s poor prognosis. In the end, the viewer is reminded how cruel life can be.