self-portrait

Dedicated to widows of war—and, more specifically, to my cousin, Jessica, who lost Matt in August.

Tags

widow, marriage, vows, loss, woman, ring, war, death, fidelity, devotion, hero, portrait, mourning, remembrance, sorrow

Comments

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful tribute…..love the way the ring just shimmers.

  • I wanted it to—she is every bit married in her heart as when he was living. That shimmer is a tribute to a thriving love. It’s both heartbreaking and heartwarming—love endures.

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • Anterograde
    Anterogradealmost 3 years ago

    Powerful and thought-provoking! You captured the mood perfectly, Jen! A beautiful dedication to the victims of war often forgotten!

  • Thank you so very much, Ian. I will never, ever forget.

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • MarieG
    MarieGalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning image and your dedication is very moving…fantastic work and sentiment!

  • Thank you so very much, Marie.

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    So sad for her….holding Jessica in my heart.

  • Thank you, Donna. Hold her close!

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so very much, Vamp—this really means alot to me.

    – Jennifer Rhoades

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 2 years ago

    Amazing dedication my friend ( thinking of a crop from the top to move the ring to a stronger point in the image) hope you don’t mind my remark… And I hope you have a most beautiful and Merry Christmas…than you for all your efforts on my work this past year too :)

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhover 2 years ago

    Lovely image..

  • Franck Balestracci
    Franck Balestr...over 2 years ago

    Superb !!

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    A touching tribute Jen! I love the way the eye is drawn to the wedding ring…the shadowed face….all the elements make a very moving image :)

  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...over 2 years ago

    Oh, chilling.
    This is eloquent.

    And so sorry about your cousin’s Matt. sorrow. sigh. major.

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