Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Grief Journey, Ines
2.5" x 3.5" Artist Trading Card
about the piece.
The painting is the second one of my grief journey ATCs I painted for a swap. I was trying to encapsulate the up/down and the struggle about getting on top of the mountain of hurt. That's what the first ATC was trying to show that the journey is a hell of a climb over a mountain of hurt but that it does get easier and the sun shines again eventually). The second ATC shows more the dark side/bright side alteration path of the road, that we dip into darkness repeatedly on the journey along the winding road to get to the top/over the mountain of hurt. Even though they show a lot of darkness I hoped to show that there are better times ahead, I was trying to paint something that shows there is hope for someone who's at the start on their journey. -Ines
about the artist.
Ines, aka forward tumble, is a 42 year old mother of Fionn who died before he was born in June 2008. After a year of serious illness, she is learning to live her life without her child.
In Ines’ words, “While art and creativity has always somewhat been part of my life, I used to take a lot of pictures (still do) to capture the beauty of life. I have recently discovered art as a new way of expressing and releasing parts of me from within. I now pursue art in a more deliberate way because it seems to cleanse/liberate me which helps both in my grieving and life in general.”
Ines lives in rural Ireland in a house in a big field two miles from the sea. She maintains a number of blogs: forward tumble; daily forward tumble, chronicling her Creative Everyday Challenge; Fionn, a blog about her son; and tunnel time, a blog about growing vegetables in a poly tunnel in Ireland.