Thursday, January 13, 2011
Star Candle, Holly
about this piece.
We lit a candle in this star shaped ice mold at our daughter's grave on Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas Day before our big family dinner. On our drive home past the cemetery on Christmas Eve, almost four hours after we lit her candle, we noticed that it was still burning. It was quite a sight to see - the flickering glow of candlelight in the pitch black dead of winter. There was no other movement within the night, but our daughter continued to dance around letting us know she was with us. -Holly
about the artist.
Holly is a mother to four. Her third child, a daughter, was diagnosed with a fatal condition on the day of her birth. She lived for fifteen days, but not a moment goes by that she isn't thought of by her mom. Soon after the loss of her daughter, Holly began writing and developed an urge to capture images that would make her grief more tangible. "What motivates me is the desire to freeze these moments in time and allow others a brief glimpse of the world through the eyes of a grief-stricken parent. Losing my daughter has changed the way I see everything." Holly writes at Momentum.