Friday, January 29, 2010

Gasp, Ines

Acrylic on canvas 16" x 16" (40 x 40 cm)


about the piece.
The darkness of grief pushes one under, but then she breaks out through the surface, to gasp and take her first few breaths.

about the artist.
Ines, aka forward tumble, is a 42 year old mother of Fionn who died before he was born in June 2008. After a year of serious illness, she is learning to live her life without her child.

In Ines’ words, “While art and creativity has always somewhat been part of my life, I used to take a lot of pictures (still do) to capture the beauty of life. I have recently discovered art as a new way of expressing and releasing parts of me from within. I now pursue art in a more deliberate way because it seems to cleanse/liberate me which helps both in my grieving and life in general.”

Ines lives in rural Ireland in a house in a big field two miles from the sea. She maintains a number of blogs: forward tumble; daily forward tumble, chronicling her Creative Everyday Challenge; Fionn, a blog about her son; and tunnel time, a blog about growing vegetables in a poly tunnel in Ireland.


  1. This is fantastic Ines. I realised that I was holding my breath looking at it - how fitting!

  2. It is so dynamic and powerful.

  3. Wow, that is so strong. I could never do anything like that with acrylics. And the detail, the colors- just right.

  4. Ines ... I love your art. I find it so incredibly powerful. Thank you.

  5. Thank you all.

    It means a lot to me and your compliments mean a lot to me.

    xx Ines


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