Now in our gallery through August 13, 2015

2015 was a year of great loss and transition for my family and the members of our tightknit community. Watching so much pain, anger, and suffering, at times, felt insurmountable. Not one of those 7 beloved people died at a time that could be considered a natural point in the cycle of life. Tragic and untimely death of a loved one is something we all experience. We may turn inward or seek the help of others. How we deal with the grief and what happens to us as a result of that process inspired this body of work.

Such great suffering has brought some wonderful gifts: a closer community, the quest for something bigger than ourselves, strength of spirit, the eventual peace that comes from realizing that the suffering is over,  a family reconnecting, a renewed outlook and joy of life evolving from the understanding of its fragile nature.
 
This series, called WHAT COMES FROM, is a result of walking through and witnessing grief and what eventually grows, blooms, and emerges from that journey.