Sunday, December 18, 2005
A child disappearing during divorces is a common thing. A few years ago during a divorce my brother’s ex-wife and son disappeared. Every divorce is painful. I found mine so. For a period of time during mine I didn’t know where my son was. I felt frantic. I found some measure of help in doing a series of mother and child paintings. They were inspired by a text in Jeremiah about Rachel weeping for her children. The first one is of her weeping. This one is in oil on clay-board. This is the last one I painted, and it was done after I’d heard from my son. When I saw my son again he had changed so much that I didn’t recognize him. He was no longer a little boy. He had grown into a young man.