Metal Print "Maximus Crow"

Metal Print "Maximus Crow"

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Brushes with Cancer Artwork
by Montreal Artist Ishita Banerjee,
inspired by Raquel Lopez

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Metal prints are made from 100% recycled aluminum, and the surface is scratch resistant, weatherproof, and waterproof. Easy to clean with glass cleaner, but please avoid direct sunlight exposure.

The Story Behind the Art
Maximus Crow; because one of the most profound things that Raquel told me was that a crow is the only animal that survives in a toxic environment and that was my principal inspiration behind this piece. Raquel's fourth pregnancy was bittersweet. While awaiting the arrival of a new baby boy, Raquel was diagnosed with colon cancer. The fact that she was pregnant, a busy mother and what was to be a celebratory time for her whole family turned into the beginning of an ordeal for her. She braved it head on like a soldier. Her spirit of facing it head-on was remarkable. She went through surgery and treatment all the while carrying the new life inside of her. I chose to show the maternal side of Raquel in this piece, her pregnancy was extraordinary in every sense of the word. The baby was like the crow that thrived and survived as her body went through upheavals of the toxic treatment. The woman in my piece is soft. Her instinct is to protect and nurture. Her baby is her world. She faces the trying times like the sun. Shining and radiating warmth and light. The warm colors are like a halo around her face. She is the Madonna that holds Maximus Crow. Her beautiful baby boy who survives this incredible ordeal and is a happy and cheerful toddler now. His name - Maximus Crow. Maximus Crow is an ode to the strength and the tenacity of a mother and the unrelenting survival spirit of the baby that beats the odds. A mixed media melange of pen ink, and gouache with digital superimpositions and organic lines.