LightSpell Portraiture was honored to partner with Amedysis Hospice, The Andy Warhol Museum, and the Warhol Family to bring to reality a lifelong dream of Christina's. Christina was a beautiful soul and like her cousin, Andy, inspired so many with her vibrant energy. Her impact on others can never be forgotten.

Christine “Christina” Irene Zavacky Soley 1923-2022

Christina's children and grandchildren met together at The Warhol Museum to share in her dream of receiving one of Andy Warhol's coveted silkscreen prints. Andy died young and although there were plans for the print to be created, those plans were never able to come to fruition. Christina shares fond memories of Andy and shared the same love of art and passion for humanity that Warhol is known for. The silk screen and art template was created from LightSpell's portrait of Christina. Each of Christina's family members painted their own version of Christina alongside her as the base to the individual silkscreen prints, creating vivid pieces of art that cherish Christina's life and honor Andy's impact on all. The day was an emotional one filled with love, joy, and lasting memories.

"Today was one of the best days of my life for so many reasons. I left social work about a month ago with the dream of growing my photography business and growing further as an artist and creative in every way. A huge piece of me has been missing social work and being apart of others lives in a special way. Life just doesn’t have the same meaning for me when I am not apart of something bigger than myself. The universe really aligned and presented this beautiful, inspiring, and amazing opportunity. I wish I could put into words how much this project and opportunity means to me. Not only has Andy Warhol been a large inspiration in my art but also is an artist that truly embodies visibility and empowerment in a way I strive to achieve with each and everyone one of my subjects. I am so thankful for the beautiful connection that has been forever made"

LightSpell Portraiture regularly volunteers with Amedysis Hospice capturing the raw beauty found in a person's last moments surrounded by love.

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