Thursday, April 7, 2011

Journey of Grief, Ines

Journey of Grief.


about this piece.

I lined the pebbles I made for the participants of the travel journal up in a row, like a path.

When you're making your way through this bogland called grief, it's good to have some solid ground under your feet. it's such a tough journey and at no point do you really know when you sink back into the pain and sadness, find yourself up to your neck in it... This photo or more about the journey of grief, something that often features in my art, and how I hope there is always a bit of solid ground ahead. I also let the gnome travel towards the light, the better time... -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.


  1. I love this photo! Knowing the little gnome travelled so far and left one of those little footprints behind (thanks Ines!) is just so amazing.

    Where is the travel journal at these days?

  2. Thanks for such a brilliant idea, and sharing it with the travel journal participants. I'll echo Amy saying that this is indeed a great photo!


    i think your post it cool ;) i like it


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