Image size 6 x 7 inches on 11 x 14 inch paper.
The painting references a circa1946 photograph, a photo I found after my parents died. An envelope was labeled, Cynthia and inside was a treasure trove of photos I had never seen before of the sister, Cynthia, who had died before I was born.
Pictured in the photo is bedtime scene of the two siblings. But I imagined them enclosed within a book with a door that opens to the older sister's painful future. The girl inside the receding space was once a smiling girl. Her life was inextricably changed when her younger, sicker sister died of pneumonia.