Early in 2012, after suffering a heart attack, my mother, Helen Sanford Farrier, was forced to move into an assisted living facility. She accepted her new life with dignity, courage and humor, and she thrived in the new environment. I designed “The Great Marsh” poster to decorate one wall of her new apartment. The image references her modest upbringing and one of my earliest childhood memories - helping her hang laundry on the clothesline. She passed away peacefully on February 6, 2014.