Opening Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana:
"Hiraeth" (pronounced Heer-eyeth)
Means a homesickness for a place to which you cannot return, perhaps a place that no longer exists.
For bereaved parents, Hiraeth is a place where our children are all living still. We can see them and their surviving/subsequent brothers and sisters live their legacy.
We'd like to share them with you, so you may see what we see.
Hiraeth is a collection of digitally painted photograph composites created over the past 4 years. Each image intends to depict bereaved siblings, showing that their lost brothers and sisters remain in their presence. The sibling passed is digitally "built" out of their living siblings. Each family participating has graciously shared their story and their heartbreak so that you may see it. Say their names. Let them live on. Each image is laced with the story of a child whose life was cut short, but their story need not be.
Opening reception: Friday, August 7, 2020 (3pm private opening so each family can be the first to view their image), 5-8pm as a part of the Blooming Gallery Walk. Friends and family are not only welcome, but encouraged to attend.
Monroe Convention Center - 302 S College Ave Bloomington, Indiana
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the families for participating. Thank you for sharing your child, your heart, so that others can see. To say it is an honor is a tremendous understatement.
As an exhibiting artist and photography/business educator, Aly always has projects in the works. Follow Facebook and Instagram to see the latest exhibition openings and updates!