I painted two different backgrounds for this sculpture, simply because I wanted to give a positive twist to this otherwise depressing image of an old woman. For now, I'm leaning toward not using the background at all. I'm still working on the accompanying text and title as well. I'll share what I have for now. Your feedback is much appreciated.
HOW CAN I LIGHT THE DARK CORNER OF YOUR WORLD?
We forget so much but can remain haunted by unresolved moments. The same is true for people with dementia. The pain continues to stub the heart, even though much has been wiped away from their memory.
I cannot forget the sorrowful expression Kit made when she told me about an irretrievable thing she had done. It was a matter that could be easily forgiven, but the person concerned had been long gone. The incident has been smoldering in a hidden corner of her heart. How long more will it continue, or how can we help her forgive herself?
I re-finished the reflective base for this piece. When I decided to get rid of the frame, I asked around for ideas. Paul Wagner's suggestion hit the core. "The base does not need to be rectangular." He even offered to cut it for me. I'm happy with the result. Before, it looked as if the canoe were sitting in a swimming pool. The frameless design seems to help the viewer see beyond the base. Raising it a little from the table seems to help even more, enhancing the floating feeling. What do you think?
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