When I was coming up with ideas on how to paint a chair that would in some way convey a sense of my mother I thought of two. One idea was much darker and focused on the her actual act of suicide. But I chose the idea that centered on how I feel now about the loss of my mother. I am much more at peace and much more forgiving of her decision. I have made a choice to remember her for the love, compassion, spontaneity and energy she had rather then the pain she left behind and I felt as though I needed to portray that in a way she would find most befitting.