My experience of my daughter's death has been like that - not so wonderful, but definitely permeating my whole being and existence 24/7. It is changing me - I am redefining myself, doing different things and doing things differently, because the previous reality is shattered.
So as I progress through this journey, I find that there are things about the event that seep into my work - my artistic expression. I am giving voice to them because I am listening to the urges of Spirit within myself.
When we were at Elowah Falls, scattering her ashes, I took a photo just afterwards, and in the mist from the falls I saw a group of Spirit Women and one Standing Spirit, as if the Spirit Women were welcoming Jess's spirit, drawing her into their circle to cleanse and heal her from her earthly journey, which, after the sickness, has made her tired and caused her pain.
|Do you see the circle of women and the standing spirit to the left?|
|The landscape of the upper corner of the painting is done.|
|Detail of the background falls.|
|Jess in spirit form and the Spirit Women welcoming her.|
|Detail of Jess's spirit form|
|The whole composition in its early stages.|
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