Julie Klaper

“Life-Threatening,Life-Altering,” installation

My husband’s latest medical malady, one of more than two dozen over 30+ years of marriage, was a fall that could leave him permanently disabled. I have created this work to narrate my helplessness as his caregiver and wife, my wish to protect him from further harm and pain, and my attempt to try and understand his apparent fate. While I know I can’t heal him, the creation of these pieces has been a source of comfort for us both.