Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Breakdown, Amy McCarter.

The Breakdown
Amy McCarter.
Marker on watercolor paper
September 2010
about the poet.
Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two greyhounds. Amy describes her journey, "Our only child Liam was born alive and apparently healthy on September 25, 2007, and was the joy of our lives. Our son Liam died soon after birth due to unexplained/unknown causes, shattering our world and our hearts. Art is an expression and release of my grief, and a way to honor the memory of our little man who is missed beyond words." Amy maintains a blog showcasing her Creative Everyday Challenge at Surviving the Day Every Day


  1. I love this piece, the way the tree looks, the colors, the grief... it's beautiful.

  2. Heartbreaking and beautiful, Amy. Your pieces get me every time.

  3. Amy, you are so very, very talented. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pieces with us. xxx

  4. The falling tears and body position grab at my heart. Magnificent creation Amy.

  5. Two different aspects of this grab me: 1) the intricacy of the tree is beautiful. i love that style. 2) I can relate...hunched up and crying. Lovely work.

  6. I love this image. I love that the tree seems to be a part of you - grounding you and reaching out at the same time - and is nourished by your tears. Trees are so beautiful, strong, and non-judging. A perfect place to let your guard down and allow the heart wrenching tears.


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