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Gabriela Handal
Kate Walker
Pencil on paper, 2017, 4” x 3”
Framing by the Noble Maritime Collection

Gabriela Handal is a Panamanian artist who lives and works in Brooklyn.  She graduated from the New York Academy of Art's MFA program in 2015, and she writes: "What I love about Kate Walker is how consistent and dedicated she was, how she took her husband's last request to "mind the light" extremely seriously. I feel like she is the personification of the lighthouse itself, unrelenting and unmoved in spite of the sea and its difficulties. Even though I never knew her, I feel a sort of trust and warmth thinking of how reliable and faithful to her mission she remained throughout her life.”