A Pang of Longing (2021) by Sarah Marilyn Amin
© Sarah Marilyn Amin
Medium: Oil paint (on canvas)
This piece was painted while I was in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia doing my Geriatric Psychiatry posting. The person in the painting reminds me of a very loving and dedicated caretaker of his severely demented spouse. It depicts the sense of yearning and loneliness that are rarely expressed, but commonly experienced by the elderly.
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