Grateful (Heart Cactus, 2017)


Melanie Cervantes
8.5" x 11"

3-color, Hand printed, Multi-media, Heavyweight archival paper 300gsm, Printed in San Leandro, CA 2017

I continue to carve relief images of cacti as I experience the waves of emotion that come with my lung cancer diagnosis. One of the surprising gifts that this cancer has given me is a deep well of gratitude for the people in my life and in my community who are showing me such compassion and empathy. This feeling makes my heart swell like never before.