This commissioned piece was created to impart a sense of hope and shared history.
Here's what the Collector's sister had to say when seeing it for the first time.
Michelle's painting is a treasure! My heart stopped when I saw it -- the image is so arresting. Everything about it is perfect. I'm with you, I look at it and am filled with hope. So much hope. A hope I didn't know I had in me. And that's looking at a tiny screen shot. When in doubt with yourself, sit down by your new painting. Everything works out, all will be well, it truly will.