This Grieving Woman sculpture is a self-portrait of my life’s most difficult moments. From losing a parent to cancer when I was eight years old, to living through my own health complications, as well as the deaths of other close loved ones and relationships, my heart is acquainted with grief.
My appreciation for life’s beauty and wonderful moments is amplified by the memories of darker days. Depicting this in sculpture required vulnerability, accessing the concealed rawness of pain and loss deep inside my soul. The creative sculpting process was comforting and healing, though some holes can never be refilled.