This series was completed in December 2015 as part of my Expressive class portfolio.
My mother and I were very close. She exemplified what it meant to be a truly authentic, beautiful, giving person. She passed away in 2005 when I was 24 years old.
I got married in 2012, without her. All of the wedding planning, sharing, and excitement, I experienced without her by my side. I wore her wedding dress on my own wedding day.
Weddings are a happy time, but there was this aching sadness that never left my side the day I got married. These images are my attempt to show the grief and loss I tried to hide on my wedding day.