Saturday, July 17, 2010

LoVE & LoSS





























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The interlocking words and symbols of Roy McMakin's "Love & Loss" sculpture at the Olympic Sculpture Park captivate hundreds of people with their simplicity and melding of quirky landscape design and conceptual art. This is my love's hand resting on the "O" that joins the words LoVE and LoSS into a sculptural acrostic. I took this shot a month before his death three years ago. The glossy red neon ampersand turns on its spindle, elevated high above the rest of the work, aglow night and day. People toss coins in the well of water the "O" forms, while the "V," literally a v-shaped tree trunk with a section painted white, silently and slowly grows, like love emerging or disintegrating. Or, like the tree everlasting, going on into infinity. LoVE & LoSS being forever joined together, we might wish for very different things during different chapters of life as we tossed our coin into the pool. My coin would drop in with ripples of thanks. What would you wish for today?

10 comments:

Z said...

Love these!

brattcat said...

I would ask for the grace to accept the things I can't change, and for the courage to change for the better the things I can. Thank you for this post, Kim. I needed it.

Kate said...

At first I thought that this was a curious collection of photos, and thanks for the explanation. I remember well, the loss of your loved one three years ago. Funny, how some bits of information tends to stay with you. I have two wishes: one for you in that your memories continue to stay alive and remain a strength for you. The second wish is one of impossibility, I guess...that all regions of the world know peace to allow all peoples to live harmoniously together.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful post Kim. Thank you. Peace of heart and many smiles.

Bibi said...

Very beautiful, moving, and touching post, Kim.

I'd wish for just five minutes again with my love.

Lynette said...

Your post is powerful, both in photos and text, because it comes from the heart. Thank you.

Janet said...

Very moving post Kim. Thanks.
Janet, now in Seattle

Kim said...

Thanks very much to everyone!
Oh, Bibi, I wish there was a time warp somehow that would allow you that precious 5 with your dear Ivan.
-Kim

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is such a beautiful tribute to your love,& one that is filled with gratitude.
I would wish for my love's safe journey home.

Louis la Vache said...

This is one of the most touching posts «Louis» has read on any blog; Bibi's posts about Ivan ranking with this one. Very, very moving.