Wednesday, December 22, 2010

i'm sorry i forgot you, Angie

I'm sorry I forgot you.
Watercolor, poetry and filmmaking.


about this piece.
This year, I decided to participate in the sketchbook project, which is a collection, like a traveling art show, of art journals. You select a theme and sketch, paint, collage a book about it. I selected the theme, "I'm sorry I forgot you." I wrote a poem about Lucia and what this grief journey has been like for me around that theme. I rebound the entire book, then began sketching this poem. This film is stills of each page of the sketchbook with me reading my poem. You can view the sketchbook at the Brooklyn Museum of Art Library, after it goes around the country on tour. I did love the idea of this project, and finding inspiration for writing about my baby in the oddest places. Today would have been Lucy's second birthday. --Angie

about the contributor.
Angie is the editor of still life 365. Her second daughter Lucia was stillborn after 38 weeks of pregnancy on December 22, 2008. She died on winter solstice. She writes about her experience with grief and mothering at still life with circles.


  1. This was so beautiful- every word and image resonated with the deep love you have for your daughter. Holding you in my thoughts as you remember Lucy on her birthday.

  2. Angie this is beautiful - shedding tears for Lucia and all our babies xxxx

  3. I am thinking of you and Lucia tonight. Your journal is very powerful. It's so beautifully written, painted and read. Peace.

  4. Just beautiful. Beautiful and sad and real... xo

  5. Wow... this is so beautiful. It sent a chill to my heart. I absolutely love it Angie.

  6. Beautiful. Thinking of you today on this difficult anniversary.

  7. Thinking of you and Lucia today Angie. She is blessed to have such a talented and giving mama as you.

  8. Oh Angie. This is just SO incredible, SO moving. Love to you my dear, dear friend. Always thinking of you and Lucia. xx

  9. Wow, Angie. That was just gorgeous and powerful.

  10. Amazing. And so beautiful. As always, you make me think in a different way.

    Thinking of you and precious Lucia on her birthday.

  11. This is so powerful, haunting. Just seeing and reading the sketchbook is one thing, but hearing you narrate as well - just blows me away.
    This is an amazing piece of work. You should be so proud.


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