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Voting is now open for the ‘what matters most during the holidays season’ Peoples Choice Award. Hover over your favourite artwork and click the vote button to cast your vote. Encourage all your friends and family to vote for their favourite too. Note: One vote per email address.
Time is a cruel thief
By Tanya McLachlan-Troup
It is during the holidays that I grieve missing loved ones the most, whether they have left this earth through random tragic events or through old age. This loss is something that we all will feel, as the only certainty in life is death. This exquisite yet broken bird and this delicate child laying so breathlessly still are a metaphor for the cycles of life and death, for it is the surety of death that makes living all that more precious, meaningful, and gloriously beautiful.
"A child's love"
By Larissa Salton
My little girl in the photograph walked past the Tv and glimpse the news with children suffering, she wanted me to help them, I felt powerless for her so together we created a photographic Image with a bandaid on the world and little Miss Summer filling the world with love through a Hug. This is what matters most during the Holiday Season for all to stay safe and loved.
A Mind Full of Magic
A Mind Full of Magic - full of wonder and memories, a time to create memories and embrace the magic of love. Each pom pom reflects a thought, a memory, an experience, glitter represents the people's lives we've touched along the way and the cheekiness of our inner child still within us, no matter how old we are, we all have one inside us.
By Jo Soszynski
I adore the holiday season! The holidays provide time away from our daily grind. Time to do all those ridiculous, silly things that feed our soul but aren't really considered 'proper grown-up' things to do... like standing outdoors, in the middle of nowhere, and singing to the wind. Try it sometime!
The fragility of life
By Ginette Morato
This work depicts the fragility of life. Coping during the
final weeks of life of a loved one is a difficult process. The very moment in
which they draw their last breath and cease to be, holds the greatest of pain. Like
the fluid nature of blood, that pain runs deep but it is also enrobed in a gentle, pillowy sense of relief. In time, the pain dissipates and all that remains are the love
and beautiful memories of moments shared. At this time of year, we recall the love and memories, and the strong connectedness of spirit despite the severance of physical ties.
It is said that in the end, all that matters is what you are to others. What matters most during the holiday season is 'Connection'. This powerful force is expressed by the vibrant but tranquil shapes you see here, linking, intertwined and overlapping. Every one unique and different as we are. Beautiful and diverse as we are. Each as important as each other. These wonderful connections in life transpire completely into death as love runs through it all. It is only achieved through Connection.