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Family Matters
Family Matters
Oil on canvas

Family Matters is about memories. All kinds of memories are represented here. Ancestral memory in the use of animals from the family crests for McDermott and O'Connell. Vivid memories of my family reflected in the choice of color throughout. Fleeting memories of those who passed before their time, namely my eldest son represented by the red stag on the lawn and my husband, represented by the blue boar in the foreground. If you look closely, you will see two pink fawns on the porch-my granddaughters. They represent a new generation about to make their own memories.