Amanda Marie Born 1986-2003 #portrait

Amanda. China Marker and Acrylic on Acid Free Paper 14″ x 17″

Her name is Amanda Marie Born, she was born July 3rd, 1986 and she committed suicide in 2003 on July 6th when I was 15.  Before I met her I didn’t really have many friends, if any, and she introduced me to the punk kids in Nanaimo.  Without her, my life would be a very different one, and she’s my inspiration for many things, and the reason I am the way I am.  It means so much to me to be able to, for lack of a better word, immortalize her in one way or another.  She always wanted to raise suicide awareness as she had a few friends who had commit suicide before I met her… – Andy M.

Though we live but once physically, we live in hearts and minds for eternity


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. whatever man says:

    thanks for posting this, it’s been so long since I’ve seen her face

  2. Froste says:

    Indeed, I miss her too.

  3. Daniel Collins says:

    i knew her for a short time. she was very inspiring to be around

  4. Daniel Collins says:

    Great portrait of Amanda. Still think of her always

  5. Conrad Born says:

    Just saw this Kat awesome job this is Conrad by the way

  6. Jennifer Rachael Ashbee says:

    She was my best friend when I was young I spoke at her funeral this truly breaks my heart to this day

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