|9/18/2009 11:37:37 AM
||Kaitlyn (Jarzembowski) Cunningham
I came across your site today and took some time looking at all your new work and old. I love it! While in your class I discovered you, Andy Goldsworthy and a new love of art in nature... I absolutely love your work with the transformed horns, wasps nest mandala, seven wonders, books, etc!
I also spent some time on the Lifeline page and...felt a pang in my chest and tears rise in my eyes. Remembering you that summer and how generous you were to me through all your pain, I only wish I could have helped more. You were and are so strong. The exhibition was a beautiful and loving tribute and it's so wonderful to see it live on here online.
Seeing the boxes, flags and knots again made that summer come to life in my memory! I saw you in my mind's eye constructing them, all the photos, small toys and wooden boxes spread out on the table...I still think the snakes are my favorite! Working with the soil (wherever I go now I look at the beautiful color of the soil and think of you!), learning knots, cutting that tough rope! And of course relaxing after a long day with a glass of Frangelico. ;) It's still my favorite drink! When I went to Italy, learning about Fra Angelico only made it sweeter.
Thank you for your guidance and support in my college years; for helping me get involved with PCAP and giving me the opportunity to work with you. You offered me more than any other person at U of M and helped shape who I am.
Many thanks and the very best to you and your family-- with much love and sending the positive vibes your way--
Kaitlyn (Jarzembowski) Cunningham