Monday, May 7, 2012
Annie Tempest is a British cartoonist by trade, the author of Tottering-by-Gently, a strip that runs in the UK magazine Country Life. Most recently, however, she's moved into sculpting and had an exhibition in London this past month called "Play as Cast"
How many of our patients and families use those same terms dealing with terminal illness? "Hope, crash, hope, crash..." they talk about the roller coaster they're on, even in the last days.
|Solace and Seclusion|
Although I haven't seen the piece, I think this too would be something our patient's families would resonate with. There is a pushing and pulling when a loved one dies; we want them to stay but don't want them to suffer - what a great visual of a hug/push.
Each of the pieces communicates so well with the use of three dimensional space. I encourage you to see all of the images from the gallery at this link.
As an aside. Freddy was an aspiring musician, and tragically one of the songs he wrote, "Will You Remember Me" is about an early death. You can listen to this and other songs at http://soundcloud.com/user7770177
To read more from the interview with Louette Harding go here.