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The Grace of Life, 1988 Oil on canvas, 31 x 26
Collection of the artist

Patricia, the artist’s wife. The flowers in the vase represent the Gjertson’s three other children. His wife holds a pink and blue cornflower representing their child in the womb, who was their as yet unknown second daughter, Elizabeth.

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