Monday, March 29, 2010

Left Behind, Rachel

Left Behind.


about the piece.
Rachel talks about Left Behind. "I got the idea for this piece as the week of our due date approached and when two of my friends had their babies that same week. "

about the artist.
Rachel lives in Kansas with her husband of four years and a gray cat. They lost their first child, Lyra, at 30 weeks due to a cord accident on December 18, 2009. Rachel maintains a blog called Curls O Fred.


  1. Wow, I can really relate to this, especially having been a childless parent myself. Now I think I am lost somewhere in the middle of that picture.
    Beautiful piece.

  2. I'm struggling to find the right words here. That painting so accurately depicts such sadness.x

  3. This is such a powerful piece, a picture can definately paint a thousand words. It is so isolating to be left behind

    Like Hope's Mama I too am trying to live in the middle of that picture (in the rainbow where sun catches the rain). This is such early days for you, it will get easier - peace and healing

  4. This is exactly how I feel. I had a dream that looked and felt like this recently, and it shook me for days. When I realized that this is my actual life, it shook me even more deeply.

  5. wow. i love this. great piece.

  6. Rachel - This is my favorite of the pieces you've had on your blog. I love the simplicity and the depth of emotion.

  7. I can relate too.
    This is a powerful and beautiful work of art. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Like Michael said. This is such a powerful piece.

    It is so beautiful. So sad.

    I am so sorry.


  9. this made me shiver, literally... I can definitely relate to standing on the right in that piece..

  10. i found out today that i miscarried my rainbow baby.

    i thought of this picture, as all of my close friends have babies... one of whom is pregnant now, with a due date within 2 weeks of my rainbow's. angie and rachel, do you mind if i share this photo?


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