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memory and present, religious rite and guilt, receeding space, contrasting hot cool colors


"Roll Over, Roll Over and Then There Was One….referencing a children’s subtraction rhyme, this painting is imagined from the older sister’s perspective. The room is shaped like an opened book. Hanging above the two girls is a crucifix filled with Last Rites implements. The blue wall is a page with an imagined five-year-old's diary entry. If the older sister could write, would she have confessed, “I was so mad. Mommy didn’t listen to me. I wished Cindy would go away. I wanted her gone and in the morning mommy told me she was dead.” I see an older sister fading away.