Vol 18, No 2 (2011)

Cover Page

About our cover:  Tulips Three; Sumi-e painting by Casey Shannon, a member of the ART for Cancer Group (AFC).

The art on the cover of this issue is entitled “Tulips Three” and was created by Casey Shannon in memory of her son-in-law who died three years ago from Sarcoma. Media: Sumi (ink) and Japanese watercolor.

From the artist: “This image was inspired by a pot of tulips dancing and swaying in the spring breeze as it sat on my deck. I was gazing out my window at them and was struck by this sight. I thought of my son-in-law and how he struggled with this vicious form of cancer Sarcoma and how he courageously engaged it in the dance of life and death. I am honored to be a member of AFC. We prove the power of art. Together we speak through love, color, and imagination.”  

Casey donates 100% of all net sales from this piece of art to the Sarcoma Foundation, in memory of her son-in-law. The mission of the Sarcoma Foundation is to advocate for increased research to find new and better therapies with which to treat patients with Sarcoma. Casey is a member of the administrative team of the ART for Cancer Group. To view more of Casey’s art please visit www.caseyshannon.com

       The ART for Cancer Group is a collective of artists from around the globe, who have united in the fight against cancer, by donating a portion of their art sales to cancer charity. The members span over 30 countries and support over 20 cancer charities. To find out more about the group please visit www.artforcancergroup.com.

       Current Oncology is committed to the Canadian oncology community as well as oncology communities around the world. We are pleased to help raise awareness of the work and cause of the ART for Cancer Group. Current Oncology will be selecting a new artwork for each cover from the ART for Cancer Group.