Grief is a hidden burden many of us carry. We are not often given the space to fully express our grief over the loss of a loved one, a job, or the end of a friendship. Beyond sadness, there is also anger, resentment, joy, loneliness, fear. There is a reason why it’s called “stages of grief.” It’s layered. But grief unmet doesn’t dissipate over time, it burrows deep. It compounds and festers. The loss we endured collectively and individually in the past few years, and especially over the last few months, has been tremendous. We have reached our capacity to endure sorrow and injustice. This year has brought a shift, a death, an awakening. They way things have been will no longer work. Hannah-Rose’s,Grief, is a surrender of the pain, the sorrow, the tears unshed, the bellows unvoiced of past and present grief.
Materials Tempera, Organic Movement, Silver Foil, Resin, Resin Pigment
About the Series Shades of Atman, or shades of the soul, is an exploration of how emotions manifest on a sensory level. The series is inspired by an emotional literacy and mindfulness exercise Hannah-Rose taught in Atlanta Public High Schools called, emotional body mapping. Each piece is a meditation on an emotion, followed by an exploration of how that emotion manifests through sensations in the body, color, and movement.