Artwork / Private Masks / Madeleine Sanford (Pediatric Oncology Nurse)

painted portrait of a pediatric oncology nurse
Gwenn Seemel
Madeleine Sanford (Pediatric Oncology Nurse)
acrylic on canvas
34 x 48 inches

Children die.

I met Madeleine through my brother and through theater, something she did in her free time in part so that she could re-energize for her day job. When I interviewed her for this series, she told me the story of one young cancer patient. She said that he described his progressing illness by saying that his “colors are fading.”