Cariatide de Papier: Watercolor Diary by Anne Francey --- Introduced by Mary Kathryn Jablonski | Numéro Cinq
Anne Francey considers her artwork the visual equivalent of a diary, where spontaneous jottings of all kinds of events sketch the fabric of life. Many have long admired her love of nature, commitment to her craft, thirst for knowledge, and involvement with the community and next generation. These forces recently fused with profound strength, when her daughter, Suleika Jaouad, developed leukemia (watch the NYT Time's video of the family's response here). Her response, in part, when at times she could do nothing else at all, was a daily painting project titled Cariatide de Papier.