The number 87 and a dream about a bear played an very important part in finding the love of my live and ultimately coming to America. I could say that it is my story of how my life got turned upside down.
Francois will tell you that he was driving along route 87 and passed mile marker 87 when he knew that he had to visit South Africa and while there, would like to see me. He had moved to the USA many years before, and although we did not see each other much, we kept contact. The last time I had seen him were 4 years prior to his visit and somehow, the impression of me not being my happy self stayed with him. It was not until he passed mile marker 87 that he had a feeling in his gut that he had to follow up on.
A short visit, was followed up with messages, phone calls and long letters and within a few short, but hectic months we got married and I moved to Chicago to be with him.
Oil on canvas 2016 30" x 40" x 1.75