Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Marvelous Marti McGinnis!



Marti McGinnis painted this exquisite lyrical magical picture for my niece Allyx, who's enduring the toxic treatment required to defeat Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Marti writes about it here. There's so much depth to this joyful picture- I adore it. Thanks, Marti! You are a wondrous talent!

11 comments:

Namowal said...

That is a magical picture.
Joy on canvas. I bet it's a hit with your niece.

p.s. My friend and former roommate was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin's almost a decade ago. Treatment was no picnic (and lasted a long time), but it worked- now he's married and has a cute kid too.

booda baby said...

Enduring, inDEED. The only thing that makes all that poison worth it is the end and the healing and all the love that goes around.

And exquisite, lyrical, magical pictures. (Think you could have left maybe ONE adjective? :):)) It really is all of those and all that.

Sally said...

Thanks Namowal and booda baby. The symbolism in this picture intrigues me.
Energy is bandied around so much but there is a mysterious energy in this I think.
I love how Marti uses language in her paintings. Both of you seem to know what hell that disease can be, and how much you want the healing.

Sally said...

ps the image is slightly cropped on the blog right.

stray said...

I really like the art therapy aspect of her work. What a great idea.

Linda said...

I love the idea behind these paintings, and I love this painting. I love the 3 brownish characters with blue hair (bottom right).

The word "love" keeps popping out of my keyboard...the painting is bursting with love.

Sally said...

I like those guys at bottom right too, also the universe at top left. It's open to so many interpretations but all so joyous.

Mean Jean said...

Look at the dots on the happy guys at the bottom. Polk-dots...Oaxacan influences perchance? Thanks to Linda I've got those on the brain.

Sam said...

This painting is just... amazing. So great. Marti did a great job. Everything seems so 60's (like Quasi at the Quackadero LOL). BTW, what's it like to have a niece with lymphoma?
SamtheCruikshankFan

stray said...

A friend told me that as he was leaving his father after a visit at the facility, his father told him: "Have your people call my people."

Sally said...

stray, that cracked me up.

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