Saturday, November 13, 2010
about the piece.
This is a self-portrait that I took a couple of weeks before Kai's birth/death on his due date. We were staying at a friend's ranch in the hill country and I was busy listening to my hypnobabies affirmations to reassure me. Everyone was driving me crazy with comments about how big I was (unexplained excess fluid and a 10 pound baby) and I was still very much in love with my life-filled body. When I look at this photo I see the shadow that holds me carried over into my expression- a shadow of doubt that I was able to positively affirm away for the most part. -Ceil
about the artist.
Ceil is among other things, a writer who seldom writes and now a mother who doesn't get to mother. She is riding the waves after the loss of her son Kai on his due date, in mid June.
Ceil submitted this piece for Photo Sunday. This month, contributors were asked to explore shadows through photography. Join still life 365 tomorrow as photographers explore the shadows of grief through photography for Photo Sunday.