Friday, April 16, 2010

Death Lived Here, Ang

Death Lived Here.


about the piece.
In Ang's words, "Death Lived here is an autobiography. It represents the self expression of not being able to safely keep my son from harm. Yet in the background there are shades of blue bubbles, representing his free spirit in the world, and from the dry grey branches are little white hearts, representing the love pure between a mom and her son. Its primarily done with markers."

about the artist.
Alter My World (screen name) aka Ang began her art journey one year after the death of her newborn son, Andrew Joseph. Her art gives her a voice, whether its her grief expression or her happy times, it gives her a sense of self and of the hope of healing. Art at first became a voice of grief and sorrow, through the years it has become so much more than that. It now has periods of laughter and brightness and when she needs to, she arts about loss and grief and sadness.
Her art can be seen here.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful piece... It really speaks to me and how we feel as babylost mamas... Thanks for sharing it.

  2. What a lovely piece of art. So full of womanhood, motherhood and sadness.

  3. oh wow mama. that piece says it brings me right back to those postpartum days...

  4. Such a lovely and powerful piece of art- wow.

  5. I love this.

    ANg, I clicked through to see your other work and I was interested to see all the different types of art you make. Do you find that you favour a particular medium for grief/ loss art?

  6. Ang, I can't begin to know the grief you've been thru and go thru but I can lift you daily in my thoughts and prayers my friend. You've helped me see how much of an outlet and therapy art can be.


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