Janet Scruggs

Pathways

A parent on life’s journey with an addict comes to many crossroads not contemplated before. The path is usually interrupted by relapse and the necessity of crawling out of the abyss to get back on the path. A seemingly right path can end in tragedy. This piece illustrates my view of the various paths taken by the addict and caregiver, the relapse interruptions and unfortunately, in our case, the tragic end result - death. While struggling on the chosen path, we both see with desire and envy the few successful ones represented by the circles - not perfect, but whole.

H" X W": 24 X 18