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"A sculpture that Creates Intense Emotion"

Wow.  My SIL posted this on FaceBook yesterday; here's a link to the entire article.

The sculptor has been widowed but says he was given "a second slope in life" where he's able to enjoy freedom.  The sculpture is so profound- a graphic illustration of how you feel after your heart, the center of your life disappears and leaves a void.  The original is by the side of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

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Comment by LadyG on August 7, 2018 at 10:10pm

Another excellent representation of feelings.  Obviously this artist, Celeste Roberts, has been here too else how could she have so beautifully illustrated what a feeling impossible to convey with words ?  Thank you for adding to this thread.

Comment by Athena53 on August 7, 2018 at 3:50pm

That's so eloquent!

When Ron and I were at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris 4 years ago, there was a beautiful and sad sculpture of a young woman, sitting, hunched over and weeping, although her hair hid her face.  It was perched on a flat tombstone and there was an older man nearby- maybe the grave of a young woman and it was her father?   I SO wanted to take a picture of it, but didn't want to disturb him.  It's amazing how art can bring forth feelings we can't express.

Comment by Shoosie2 on August 7, 2018 at 3:30pm

Here is another sculpture with captures all of our feelings, at one time or another. It's called The Weight of Grief  by Celeste Roberge.

LB Grief pix



Comment by EarthSpirit (Carol) on August 7, 2018 at 2:41pm

It’s a beautiful and profound sculpture and surely resonates with all of us trying to reinvent ourselves from all the pieces left. This writing I share brings me great comfort and may fit nicely here:

”I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair, with a love so vast and shattered, it will reach you everywhere.” Leonard Cohen

I choose to believe Ralph’s love is everywhere around me; how could it not be?

Peace to all of us on the sorrowful journey we share.❤️

Comment by Mamitha on August 7, 2018 at 1:56pm

yup, that's what it feels like, a big giant hole in my chest. 

Comment by LadyG on July 29, 2018 at 10:39pm

 That's exactly what I feel like. 

Comment by Athena53 on July 16, 2018 at 7:12am

I liked it because the subject seemed to be looking at the gaping hole wondering where everything had gone and what to do next.  Interesting that it moves everyone but in different ways!

Comment by shellybean on July 16, 2018 at 6:53am

I shared this picture as it was making the rounds on Facebook last week. Here's what I wrote about it:

This is truly about what it feels like the damage from a broken heart would look like... A combination of a violent explosion and a black hole sucking away the shattered pieces. That's why I can never go back to being the person I was before... not the person I was with Marcus... not even the person I was before Marcus. That person got sucked into the black hole. Now I rebuild with what's left, filling in the gaps with New Shelly.

Comment by laurajay on July 14, 2018 at 10:22am

I do not recall seeing  this  profound  sculpture  when we traveled  through  Switzerland  years ago. I personally believe it depicts the initial emptiness loss might  create  but in time at a more  unsophisticated level I believe  the loss is more  like a cookie  cutter  punching out  the center of your  being  as if you were the the Pillsbury dough boy.   Loss  and  pain  still present  but  life going forward is  still  very much  worthwhile with  some  understanding and acceptance  that death is part  of the life cycle for everyone.  God's  grace  assuring  us  in  time...all is  well.    Thks  for sharing  Athena!

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