"Spirit Keeper"

 

On the base of a protective mask from the cobalt brain-cancer therapy of a friend, an artist began a ceremonial act of creation: first for this friend's healing, then in honour of her valiant death. Incorporating sacred designs used by Indian mothers to protect their children, Jane Evans covered with tin crystal beads this simulacrum of hr friend's face, implicit with all its history of suffering and courage.

 

This computer-collage is composed from images by Jane Evans and words by Ana Roy.

 

A ceremonial offering honouring the life and courage of Judith McGarry, and for the present healing and future life of Comandante Ramona.

 

Eyes

say it all:

your face in my eyes

forever,

your eyes

your speaking eyes.

 

Judith, Jane and Ana

Ramona Ramona Ramona

San Miguel de Allende, Gto. October 1996