Todd Monaghan, 2023, 78"x 66"x1.5", gesso, oil pastel, acrylic and egg shells on canvas.
Kimani Heart, painted in 2023, is dedicated to my son's best friend from school who died from cancer. The heart at the center of the painting is a direct trace of a heart sculpture my son made for Kimani's family in remembrance of him. This piece is a continuation of the black and white and gold series Monaghan started in 2022 which is a continuation of his long running black and white series.
A heart with a white ribbon across it, also known as a Mending Heart, is symbolic of Healing.