The best part about her article is that she involves a series of paintings (ones I had never heard of before) that were painted by Hollis Sigler, a breast cancer patient, in the mid 1990's. The paintings are brilliant. They are made even more interesting by Gruber's explanations and analyses.
Above all, however, I sincerely admire her incredibly creative way of looking for explanations and a shred of positivity in the midst of the curses of cancer.
"There can be no simple answer, but I seek clues in works of art created by terminal cancer patients. Take, for example, the paintings of Hollis Sigler, which have been shown in hospitals across the country and collected in the volume “Hollis Sigler’s Breast Cancer Journal.”