TATTOO INK, SAND, COFFEE & RIBENA
The fine and intricate work of Lyndsey Hopkinson
The story behind this incredible piece of art, is quite a simple logic
Based purely on the 'Loss into legacy' concept
The colours at the bottom are dark, the use of sand represents time, so the bottom of the painting is the time Molly had in utero and the subsequent sadness and rawness of her loss
Molly is now above the dark part of the painting in the heavens, up with the lighter, brighter tones of the base colours because she is of course still with us, albeit not physically
There is still sand up at the top with Molly's hand, just to show that the time somebody has with us doesn't have to end because they themselves are no longer here
Tattoo ink is something Lyndsey always uses, it is permanent, so that is why she thought it suitable
Coffee had been added for texture and there is Ribena splashed in, definitely accidental but worked out quite well.
Lindsey apologised if her explanation gave the painting a darker meaning, but she strongly believes that stillbirth is a subject which needs to be talked about more, so she wanted the painting to be kind of an enabler for that, which I think she has created beautifully.
Of course we had to keep this precious piece of Molly.
THANK YOU Lyndsey
HER STUDIO IS ANGEL FACE JEWELLERY
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