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Dear Henrietta Lacks
Dear Henrietta Lacks
oil on linen
30 x 48", two panels, 30 x 24" each

Female human in nature, pelvic cavity, enveloped, included, as one
Magnolia blooms and standing cypress flowers
Mending, generational pain and healing, self replicating
Strength and humility

(From Wikipedia: Henrietta Lacks (born Loretta Pleasant; August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) was an African-American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. An immortalized cell line reproduces indefinitely under specific conditions, and the HeLa cell line continues to be a source of invaluable medical data to the present day.)