“Like most people I have friends with diabetes, and as I see them quietly managing their disease, watching what they eat, testing their blood sugars and giving themselves injections; I wish them a greater freedom from their symptoms.
With that in mind, and having been introduced to the various logos and images that the Alberta Diabetes Foundation uses, I had the idea of painting a child blowing onto a dandelion seed head and watching the seeds float free. The seed head is represented by the logo which
breaks apart into colourful circles. As the circles float away they become hummingbirds, which is another theme for the foundation and the title of their fundraising gala. I see the whole painting representing hope and, one day, freedom from diabetes.” -Karen Bishop