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Deborah Kasman

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."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt


# Giuliana 2019-06-17 08:13
This is a wonderful and moving painting. Mother nature does have healing power. Wish you full health and many hours in nature.
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