the devoted woman

today i am trying to see the beauty of nostalgia and heartbreak.  a little over 6 months ago i completed a drawing that was about devotion and the heartache of a long lost love.  the photograph i used was of a woman whose devotion to her deceased husband manifested itself in her long, dreaded hair.  she is absolutely beautiful and as i studied her face and transfered her wrinkles and skin and long locks to the paper i became her.  i felt and understood her.  today i think of her and hope to find the strength and grace that she must possess.  

4' x 5' foot drawing in pen and ink