I commissioned this artwork in a shadowbox to feature Charles’ words.
From the artist, Summer DeCoste: This has various labors of thought. The brokenness, yet the thoughtful love he had. The straight pins…the pain in his addiction.
The love in his heart for his family and the spaces in between that mentally he could not piece together. But in all of this he loved you and I hope you realize that you could not fix those pieces. You did the best you could as a loving parent.
It doesn’t mean he was bad or that he wanted to hurt himself or hurt you. I truly believe that reading his thoughts that he did try to “get it.”
This photo shows the shadowing that will happen depending on your lighting where you’ll place it. I ended up using words from both “Family Matters” as well as “Diary of a Broken Mind” and made a collage of sorts.
What is the #griefheart project?
I explain my #griefheart project here.