The Waves of Los Lobos
About the artist:
Deborah Kasman is a physician, bioethicist, cancer patient and painter.
About the artwork:
"About ten months after my cancer treatments (two surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation), my cousin came from Israel, and we ventured up the California coast at a slow pace. Nature is healing for me. I was mesmerized by the deep turquoise swirls and the power of the ocean churning against the cliffs at Los Lobos State Park. I started painting what I felt, and this image emerged.
"Nature is healing; chemotherapy and radiation strips away one's known self, and a new process of rebirth begins. I believe this artwork is myself nurturing what will come as I heal in the arms of Mother Nature--whose power to heal breathes deeply in my heart."