4 Me with paintbriush, Artist nefore his


To My Mother, Sharon Ackerman, who gave me my first drawing pad, cleaned all my brushes in my formative years and attended all of my art exhibitions. To My Second Mother, Gwen. My guardian. You guide and nurturer my creativity and foster my future path of devotion. My Cousin Blanche, My favorite ballerina. Your energy and stories enliven my practice. To my Grandmothers who encouraged my early drawing. To my Great uncle whose dedication to art and art law inspires me generations later. Thank you. I love you always. -A