Collection of the Artist
"Life confronted me with the painful realities of cystic fibrosis. People often said to me, 'I'd love to be like you, always smiling.' One night, sitting listening to my daughter coughing, I wrote this poem:
The appearances are not always what they seem;
I am on a rotating world and must not lose my balance.
My clothes represent the styles of a lifetime;
The buttons with no button holes, the complications.
We must always have a smile even if at times, we would like to die.
If I can keep my balance and arrive at autumn of life with the wind in my hair;
I can tell you, I am not a clown but a sentiment.
The following morning, I created this clown."