Spastic Holding: Last in the sequence, I imagine even more tension between Cindy’s stiff, spastic body and the older sister’s determined effort to embrace her. Their bodies are indistinguishable. The spirit of the brush strokes convey strong, forceful marks as well as gentle vibrating washes. Cindy is Barbara’s doll, her valentine and her love. She is both loved and resented. A child’s love enveloped with daily resentments.