Monday, January 11, 2010

Memorial to Father&Mother Inlaw

This is suppose to be on my blog. I made this collage for my father-in-law when he passed in 2004. It was the cover of the program for his funeral service. He loved cross word puzzles, hymns and chemistry with his handwriting. His wife loved flowers and butterflies. It was a tribute to them both. I used papers from his 1937 chemistry class. He was a very conservative man. So, the words, about rigidity seemed correct to me. I love how the wax forged all of the memories. I finished this collage in 2 days. That means finding all of the pieces, listening to where they wanted to go, going to Kinko's telling them, I don't wanted this to be a sharp and clear piece, I wanted it murky, and layered that is how memories are, we can all be in the same place but remember differently, convincing the church staff that I would do the program. And, it flowed. It worked, It was scary, there was a flow and a feeling that I cannot describe.

7 comments:

Brown Sugar Babies said...

That's a beautiful tribute! I left something on my blog for you.
http://brownsugarabybrushes.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101-award.html

Sandy said...

Brenda,
That is so moving. I love when art has a personal meaning. The family must have been so pleased.

Diane said...

Hi Brenda!! I 'm Diane from Mystele's gut art class--I didn't know you had a blog--I'm glad that I found it, so I can follow it. Your work is wonderful!

cheleski(Shelll-skeeee) said...

it's like time jumping through time, but in a dream

ragamuffin diva said...

Loving these, girl. AWESOME!!!

Lovey said...

Such a beautiful tribute. You are very talented! I am following your blog now...I hope you can come on over and follow mine too! You're work is awesome!

Patrina said...

Awesome tribute. How very personal this is. Lovely. I wan tyou to design my service program cover when I pass - OK? hmmmm that means I should et my kids know about you...right :)

Hugs, Patrina <")>><