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Forget Me Not

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  • The story behind "Forget Me Not"


    The paper collage of stars is the product of the audience of a presentation about grief art I gave in March 2013. I asked visitors to "claim a star" for their deceased loved one, based on a quote I found on a condolence card I received when my dad passed in 2003:


    Perhaps they are not starts, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. -Eskimo Proverb


    The cup on my forehead (symbolizing my thoughts about life, death, and memory) is a drawing of a cup that my grandma gave me for Christmas 2004 before she passed in February of 2005. 


    Loss is so hard. All I know is that it was never meant to be this way. All we can do is grieve, and REMEMBER.

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