Monday, October 15, 2012


"Remembrance Tree #2: Resurrection"
"Remembrance Tree #1: Begin Again"
Holy shit, do I need a day off! 

"Sharon, aren't you actually, right now, having a day off?"

"Oh yeah..."

ANNND I'm all by myself! ANNND I thought I had a work meeting to briefly attend today, but it's actually tomorrow. ANNND I might actually get to finish unpacking all the art/antiques so that I'm surrounded by lovely things. ANNND I'm running errands alone... Which I actually don't like... But it will be a "growth experience!"

"What's the haps, Sharon? Why so exhausted?"

"See the above photos!"

So I had to wait until we moved before I could start on my pieces for Por Vida so that I could set up a space to work and locate all of my packed supplies. Which all happened a WEEK before the due date. DOH! So pretty much ALL last weekend and every morning before work and until midnight after work I worked on these two sculptures. Even though shit was craaay, these were some of the most fulfilling things I've ever worked on. Like a true birthing experience. Which is why I am spent. SPENT, I TELL YOU!!!

Here's the tiny blurb about these pieces...

"For Por Vida V, Sharon created two Remembrance Tree sculptures. Planting a remembrance tree has been done historically to tangibly mark the passing of a loved one. The trees created for Por Vida V are not specific for an individual loved one but instead glorify the re-creation inherent in the life-death-life cycle."

I hope I get to see you at the event!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ashes to Ashes...

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I am again blessed to participate in one of my favorite art shows of all year (see link above or on the side bar for more info). To couple the creation of artwork with an event that celebrates the remembrance of parted loved ones is a match made in heaven for me. For this year I am creating two remembrance tree sculptures. They will explore the theme of birth-life-death-resurrection that often emerges in my work. Huge thanks to Kat Moya for once again allowing me to participate. This event is always an emotional experience for me, and to contribute in a substantial way is a true honor.

"Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself."

-Book of Common Prayer