Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Loss, Krista

Colored Pencil.


about the work.
This is me with my three losses. I drew this right after my daughter died while I was waiting to birth her body. I didn't notice that I had done three tears and three drops of milk until I did the three drops of blood. I didn't draw in the largest baby (my daughter) until I birthed her body a full month later. -Krista

about the artist.
I'm 27 years old and I've had three healthy, full term pregnancies followed by three miscarriages. First at 12wks (blighted ovum), second at 16wks4ds (Benjamin), and the most recent at 21wks (Kadence). I also had a chemical pregnancy the first cycle after my first loss and the first cycle after my last loss, both were devastating. Since my last loss I have been using art as a way of getting my grief out and have really appreciated this site and seeing other women's work.--Krista


  1. This is very powerful. Heartbreaking.
    So sorry for all of your losses.

  2. Thanks for sharing this with us Krista, I am sorry that you have have lost 3 precious babies. That month must have been very difficult, I can't even begin to understand the toll of that month.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss Krista. This picture is heartbreaking but overwhelmingly powerful. ((hugs)) ♥

  4. So heartbreaking and powerful!

  5. This is a powerful piece, Krista.

    I am sorry about your babies. It's terrible beyond words.


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