© 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.