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May 19, 2010

Art on the Darkside"Ghost Whisperer"


Over at Art on the Darkside challenge blog, the theme this week is "Ghost Whisperer". This project really hit home with me in a personal way... you see the man in the window is a picture of my grandfather, whom I never knew. But worse than that, my mother never knew him either. He walked out on her and her mother when she was only a couple months old. All my mothers life she has carried with her a sense of abandonment, anger and hurt.

I never realized how much my mother looks like her father until I saw this picture... If I were able to speak to him "Damn you" is what I would say to him ....for breaking my mother's heart, but I don't think it would be in a whisper....TFL :)



7 comments:

Jo said...

love love love the title. great job Toni.

Shawn Caro said...

Not only is this amazingly beautiful. It is powerful and profound. I hope it was a cathartic experience for you while you worked on it.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Stumbled across your blog and am in awe of all your amazing creations. This piece has so much depth and feeling attached to it. Stunning. Penny

Lori Saul said...

A fascinating and beautiful entry for this theme- your work is so expressive and moving in its storytelling and design!

Dawn said...

Hi Toni

thanks for stopping by and boy I hope I never have to move again!
Hope you are settled now though..

This is just ana amazing project and what a story to tell too!

Love your work

Hugs
Dawn

Margaret said...

Love this piece and the powerful story that lies behind it. Margaret

24 crowns said...

DEAR TONI WHAT A SURPRISE! THIS ENTRY YOU MADE SAYS IT ALL. COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER THANK YOU HONEY FOR THINKING ABOUT ME,AND MY HEARTACHE. MOM

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.