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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5 Replies to “Amanda Marie Born 1986-2003 #portrait”

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

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

  3. Great portrait of Amanda. Still think of her always

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

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