Hope Springs Eternal

"Hope Springs Eternal" - essay by Michael Prestgard-Duke

"Hope Springs Eternal" - drawings by Michael Prestgard-Duke


“This piece is dedicated to my dear friend Maddie, who was diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma at the age of 23. Her hope is to provide a success story to other young adults who are struggling with cancer. The narrative is entirely her own, and the individual pieces are based on photos that she provided.”


Michael Prestgard-Duke, MD grew up in Salt Lake City and spent several years studying architecture before pursuing medicine. He loves soccer, backpacking, strong coffee, and sipping PBR on the porch with friends.

Rubor Participation
2020 Tempera paint and Salt, "Wild Child"
2020 Charcoal and pastel, "A Study of Form"
2020 Mixed media, "A Study of Tessellation"
2018 Staff
2017 Contributing Monoprint