Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Getting on the Mondrian Train
I've been enjoying the portraits of several bloggers, thanks to Niobe's prompt and link to this Mondrian site to generate a portrait in the artist's style. I thought it might be curious to get a "family portrait" of sorts by generating one for DH, myself, and Caitlin. (The one with lots of brown is DH, with red is me, and touches of brown is Caitlin.) Caitlin's was hard because there weren't any options for being less than a year old and such, but I answered for her the best I could. Then, I layered the portraits each on top of the other, with Caitlin's first. I made DH and mine transparent so all three of "us" could be seen, and that's how I arrived at our family Mondrianesque portrait. I'm sure the artist would not have approved, but as with all things grief, it's not about him. It's about doing the grief work that must be done to make sense, make meaning and bring some comfort and way to live in this world without her.