Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Bridge, Amy McCarter

The Bridge.
Amy McCarter.


about this piece.
While walking in the woods on a cold January day in 2008, my first hike in these woods since Liam, I came upon this bride. I had hiked this trail many times before, but I saw this crooked bridge with new eyes on this day. I was looking at life, at nature, with grief filled eyes and my sadness was everywhere. The trail I was walking and the old wooden bridge transformed into something tragically beautiful in that moment and I took this picture. -Amy

about the artist.
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 see so many things that look this way to me now- beautiful and broken- but can never capture them this well. This is haunting.

  2. You are so very good at capturing emotion in photography. I love this one and the tree you shared earlier. Thank you for sharing your work. Thank you for sharing Liam.


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