Tuesday, December 18, 2012


 Tuesday. Sunny, Breezy. 57 degrees at dusk. Ground saturated after two days of rain

 Dearest Readers,
 The school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut created a vacuum in my heart. I’m thinking a lot about those 20 first graders, 6 teachers and staff mowed down by Adam Lanza, another loner kid with military style guns on a rampage. The motive is still unclear. I also mourn for his mother, the first victim he killed while she slept in their shared home. She is often left out of the official death count when commentators discuss what happened. Here are two living memorials I made today to the memory of those who died. The first features 27 dried liriope berries–one for each of the victims. The second uses a milkweed pod with 27 silky seeds bursting forth. You can click on each image to enlarge.
In Memorium #1_27 liriope berries, cedar sprig, baby pine cones on white porcelain plate 12.18.2012
In Memorium #2_27 milkweed seeds, milkweed pod, vine around white porcelain plate 12.18.2012
 Finally, I feel the need to affirm life. Here are my three grandchildren who do not know about the school killings. May they live their lives to the fullest. I am happy to learn that my fourth grandchild is on the way.
Jack Ercin 4, at my house 12.16.2012

Rosie Ercin 2, at my house this Sunday 12.16.2012

Roman Proft 4, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY, May 2012

1 comment:

  1. Thank you SEE SEE for your affirmation of LIFE and for the ART you made as a tribute to the lost lives in Newtown. We all need to mend our SOULS after this unspeakable tragedy.