© Ron Orpitelli 2007
acrylics, ink
on canvas
12" x 12"
The first of two pieces
created in May 2007
with inspiration from
Faith is an examination
of my own feelings in
response to my mother
Eva's experiences with
cancer.  Over the
course of 15 years,
she was diagnosed on
four separate
occasions with
different cancers.  
Each occurrence was
unrelated to the others,
and each required
extensive and invasive
physical treatments.  
Eva steered her way
(and our family's)
through each
occurrence with her
positive spirit and
outlook, and indeed we
celebrated three
complete recoveries
with her.  Her fourth
illness took her from
us two springs ago.