Monday, May 30, 2011
The Garden, Shaina
Acrylic and mixed media.
about this piece.
I have been searching for ways to "mother" my son in his physical absence and found creating a garden and tending to it is a way to nurture him and/or his memory. It is way a to feel close to him when I can't hold him in my arms. -Shaina
about the artist.
I am a 30 year old woman who lost my firstborn son on March 8, 2011. I had an easy pregnancy and was two weeks overdue when I finally was induced. I had a very long (36 hour) labor and my son was fine and healthy until the last 30 or so minutes when his heart rate started to decrease. However, it was in the last five minutes before he was born that his heart stopped and he never took a breath after being born. I am not a very crafty person, mostly because I feel too insecure, but I have found art to be healing and a cathartic way of expressing my grief. -Shaina
Shaina blogs at My Search for Hope.