'beauty through pain' exhibit sprung from sorrow

The source of the touching exhibit by local artist Beata Lieders at the Fond du Lac Public Library is profoundly sad: on June 16 this year, her son Blake died in a sudden, tragic accident.

“I lost a part of me. I lost my first born, my only son,” Lieders wrote in her statement for the exhibit, beauty through pain.

The exhibit will be on display through September at the library gallery. A public reception is planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 19. Refreshments will be served; no registration necessary.

“I paint from the pain and bring out that beauty inside,” Lieders wrote. “More than ever I have found how therapeutic art is, not just for me but for others as well. Creating was helping me deal with the pain so well that I wanted to share the experience with others.”

So Lieders put out a call for contributions from others whose lives were touched by her son. The result – The Blake Project – is a group art piece, with several of Blake’s family members and friends contributing. It will be on display in the gallery as well as a piece by her late son.

All Lieder’s paintings in the exhibit evoke memories or aspects of Blake’s life. Images of sunflowers, in vibrant blue and yellow, repeat throughout; they were Blake’s favorite.

The exhibit is presented by Fond du Lac Visual Arts, a professional arts group devoted to art awareness and education, development and enhancement of artists’ skills and strengthening connections between art and commerce in the Fond du Lac area.

 

Comments

Dear Beata, I love this

Dear Beata,

I love this picture!

Take care!

With Love,

Beate
Germany

Beauty through Pain.....

It will be beautiful. Made by a beautiful person for her beautiful son.
Hugs. Robin.

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