Letter to my grandparents

Letter to my grandparents

Winning Bid: $400.00

Koh En Qi, Vivien, 16
Letter to my grandparents
Acrylic and gouache on Canvas
84.1cm x 59.4cm
Saint Andrew’s Junior College
High Commendation Award

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When my grandfather got cancer, I was told to prepare for goodbye, and to reassure him the family would be alright. Years later, my lonely, unwell grandmother said she hoped I would pray for her quick,

painless death. I thought I could never let them go so easily, and was upset that they expected me to let them go so easily. Finally, I decided to form my prayer through this painting, my love letter to her. White chrysanthemums are used in Buddhist wakes, painted blue, representing grief. I also painted goldfish, which my grandparents adored, to represent their loved ones.