Ingrid created "Grief" in response to her mother's death. The story - a series of 22 images - begins with a tear (see sample pages, below). More tears fall, fill the frame, resulting in several full-dark pages. But soon the appearance of a single star shifts your perception of the dark as ocean-of-tears to a gentler dark of night-sky. Stars return, clouds come and go. A long-awaited dawn finally brings the promise of light.
The paperback edition is affordably priced for giving as a gift, or for use in hospices, grief counseling, etc. Told through pictures, the story can be understood by children and non-English speakers.
About the Author
Artist Statement With degrees in fine art and archetypal art therapy, I am drawn to the topography of our inner selves and often describe my work as "Interior Landscapes." Creating allows me to explore this uncharted territory, and my process is a sort of back-and-forth "conversation" with the Image as it progresses. I utilize metaphor, archetype, mythology and fairy tale in my work - all of which bring new - and often unexpected - layers of meaning to each piece.