|This art quilt is titled In Memoriam|
Though just recently quilted, this art quilt imagery was created the year following the loss of my father and my husband who passed away within a day of one another four years ago. Working on this piece was my way of expressing and processing the loss of the two most important men in my life. The gray pallet that the woman figure is cast in frames the two colorful roses which represent the lives of these men that I so loved. The sadness in the figures eyes reflects the simultaneous widowhood my mother and I found ourselves sharing.
Creative energy is a great vehicle for processing deeply held thoughts and emotions. I have always used creativity to explore and express my life. It seemed only fitting to create a tribute piece to memorialize these beloved men. This piece hangs in my studio and each time I see it I feel surrounded by the supportive and loving energy of my father, my late husband and my mother.