Friday, March 5, 2010

March 4th

My Mother's Birthday was yesterday, March 4. She died this past November a few days before Thanksgiving. The photo is a shot of my Austin studio window with my ancestor altar for Mom.
My Mom was the deepest influence in my life as an artist and she taught me that art can transform grief to joy.
My brother, Gill Giese, teaches viniculture at Surry Community College in North Carolina. The day my mom died his students harvested grapes and created a Rose named in my Mom's honor. I designed the label. I want thank my brother for asking me to help with the label design and I look forward to raising a glass with him and my sister-in-law Kelly in Mom's memory.

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