Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Sculpture Tells The Story

I found The Midnight Orange online while searching for an item to use for a blog giveaway. I fell in love with the work that this artist does. Her sculptures as simple as they are tell a story so powerful.

When you look at these pieces you see my new family. My husband, myself, our 1st born Vashon and our angel Vayden. It's both beautiful and heartbreaking to look at, but it's still our family. What I love about them is we are stuck together, and we are supporting each other.

Dana the artist contacted me to let me know my sculpture would be a little late, she said the first one had an issue when she went to fire it. She asked if I would mind her sending both the new piece and the semi destroyed piece. She did not charge me for the semi destroyed piece but after seeing it, I wish I would have paid her something for it. In my eyes it's beautiful, because in my eyes it tells a story.

Cracked and damaged, the same way we felt when we lost Vayden. Van suffered the most severe damage. I believe this sculpture tells the true story of our initial loss.
So simple and unique these pieces of art are, but the story behind each of them pack so much meaning.

The Stewart Family 2009


  1. Your piece is so beautiful, Stephanie! I love it!!! Dana does such great work!! I am so thankful she offered her services to us all.

  2. Very touching..I have never seen these before very beautiful.

  3. That brings tears to my eyes. Very beautiful...Thanks for sharing.

  4. Aww...I'm glad she sent the one with the imperfection too. It's perfect. :)
    I have someone I want you to "meet". April just lost her little boy to puv and a heart complication a couple weeks ago and the pain is very raw for her. Can you check out her blog and leave some love and virtual hugs please. Thanks sunshine! Love to you and your boys!

  5. I love it and agree it tells a story we know all too well I cant wait till I can order one of her pieces

  6. Very beautiful and the broken piece is poetic. (((Hugs))) from another bereaved mumma

  7. Both are absolutely perfect. You and your family are absolutely beautiful (including your angel).