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Week 28 // Unity

 

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I’ve been shaped by death nearly all my life. Not only the recent death of my husband-to-be, but reaching back to nine years old when I lost my mother to breast cancer. And at 27 when I lost my father. Death has challenged me to look at everything differently and one of the most significant aspects has been a relationship to soul.

This piece speaks to the idea of our perpetual oneness with soul. It explores a continuation – of being created from and dissolving back into this unified soul space once gone – and of the relationship that exists with this while we are here on earth. I was not a particularly spiritual person before my fiancé died, but I have been drawn to spirit and to soul ever since in some surprising ways. Many of my images have begun to feel more like a partnership – between myself and something greater. Frequently I have visuals appear at random in my mind – clear as day – and something seems to be willing me to create them physically. I know there must be some greater force at play there because these are the images that always seem to resonate the deepest with people (and with me). It is a curious journey and one of the greatest gifts to have emerged from his death.

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“Still, Life” is a year-long self portrait series exploring the journey of living with loss. If you’re new to this project, you can read more about it in this post. Or to see the full image gallery visit 2014 PROJECT. Please share with anyone who you feel can relate to the imagery, my hope is that it gives many others a visual for something they are going through in their own lives.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. The depth you are allowing yourself to go into with spirit. Beautiful. The image leaves me covered in goosebumps.

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  2. Hello there, I have two blogs, one of which is a collaborative project on self portraits:
    http:\\strataoftheself.wordpress.com
    I wonder if you would like to join in and give me permission to include some of your work?
    I would credit you and link back to your beautiful blog.
    :)

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
  3. Excellent shot Sarah. (and I can really recommend strataoftheself.wordpress.com)

    Sunday, November 30, 2014
    • You’ll see some of Sarah’s work there very soon, Cardinal.
      And thank you, Sarah, for the permission. :)

      Sunday, November 30, 2014

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