Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Hole Where You Aren't, Holly.
The Hole Where You Aren't.
about the piece.
This photo was taken on the day that my daughter would've turned 18 months old. As my two older girls romped in the leaves on this beautiful fall day, it was so painfully evident that their sister was missing. I stood there watching my kids play, and wondered what life would be like if that third swing hadn't been hanging there empty. -Holly.
about the artist.
Holly is a mother to four. Her third child, a daughter, was diagnosed with a fatal condition on the day of her birth. She lived for fifteen days, but not a moment goes by that she isn't thought of by her mom. Soon after the loss of her daughter, Holly began writing and developed an urge to capture images that would make her grief more tangible. "What motivates me is the desire to freeze these moments in time and allow others a brief glimpse of the world through the eyes of a grief-stricken parent. Losing my daughter has changed the way I see everything." Holly writes at Momentum.