Anyway, I call this piece- "una vida, muchas muertes". I was thinking about the idea of losses as a form of death. I thought it would be a great art intervention to make an altar around a loss- not of a person, but something else.. The loss of a relationship. The loss of a friend. The loss of a dog. A life is a series of losses... that sounded kind of melodramatic, but it is true. From the cutting of the umbilical cord, we begin our lives losing the comfort of the womb. As a mother, although the birth of my children is this amazing beginning- it is also a loss. A loss of that incredibly intimacy that goes with carrying a child inside you. One of my friends is currently dealing with the loss of having her son go away to school. The losses never end.
Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots provides for. Even though I can complain and whine about my overwhelm, I understand how deeply blessed I am- and I have always felt that with blessings comes responsibility. I hope the gift of this altar is helpful. I will post a link to the official auction on April 16th. The auction will be held from April 17th -April 24th. The altars are beautiful!!! For more information about this amazing project, visit Rebecca's blog at http://www.corazon.typepad.