For me, this exhibition started soon after my mother died - so suddenly, so unexpected...leaving me in a state of 'WHAT??... what now..?
As a painter, I could only return to my paintings...where could I find her?
How could I express my grief...and yet, also my Hope... to find Solace...
I found my Solace - my Hope - in the painting 'Golden Leaf'... which in this context became 'Golden Leave'...
It was a painting I made during the transition of leaving Norway to go to Belgium...to marry, with her full blessing. A marriage she attended - and which became the last time we saw each other in person.
Tomorrow, 27th of October is her birthday... and as always, she is Unforgettable.
This exhibition is a 'wandering exhibition' -
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And I thank my dear friend Ann Schmitz for sharing this experience of (also participating in) this exhibition with me.