Please note that due to the subject matter of this project (death/grief) some of the images on this blog might be disturbing.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Patch of Sky - Hankerchief artwork by Monica Oppen

My mother died in October. She had been sick since January. That day after the night she died my body felt so heavy and so tired. But I noticed the sky. It was as blue as ever, like it always is in Spring. I remember thinking; how could it be so blue when I was feelig so unhappy? It was the most powerful statement for the triumph of life over death. My life. And her life in me because I was her daughter.


  1. what was so lovely for me about this piece was that when I opened the box for the first time a puff of blue came out! The hankie has been covered in pastel so when you touch it you take part of that blue with you on your fingertips...your own little patch of sky.