My uncle died a few weeks ago. He was one of the few relatives for whom I truly felt a deep affection. He had been there when I needed a place to stay (after I moved back to the USA from France). He tried to teach me Japanese since I am half Japanese and he was full Japanese (I know French much better). I admired the way he could make anything grow in his backyard or community garden. I loved how he literally salvaged junk left on the curb and fixed it up to make a treasure that people bought. He was an inspiration....well....even with him gone...he still is an inspiration. I think he touched many people's lives, just like mine. Here is what I created for him before he died to let him know how much he meant to me.
It had to be something that showed him I loved him, that I looked up to him and that he was truly special to me.
All my art is usually a metaphor about a feeling or roles we play. I think you can guess why I chose to depict my Uncle as the tree and me as the little bunny.
But if not, it's because he was so much about nature and building community and giving.
I chose myself to be the bunny because I love to hop and play and because they are my favorite animal.
When he saw my card, it made him smile and laugh. I'm glad I could express what he meant to me before he died.
I really loved him.
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