The leaves all come from Sedona, Arizona and were gathered in the fall of 2013 on a camping trip.
In 2009 my younger sister left this earth in a sad and tragic way. For years I struggled with the ideas of what I wish I had said or done prior to her death. Could I have effected the outcome had I spoken? This piece is a collection of love letters that I wrote to her after her passing. Expressing anger, love, sadness, regret and evaluating my own beliefs about death, These notes are on the inside of the sphere because I have kept them very private. The opening is there in an attempt to begin to express these emotions and thoughts and to start a diaolgue about grief, suicide, and healing.
The leaves represents the role nature has had in my healing and in my seeking understanding. And they act to embrace me with love and the calm of acceptance.