When my mother called me early in the morning to say my father had died, it was a very unreal feeling for me. I could not quite understand that I would never get to speak to my father again, and I replayed the last conversations I had with him, just a day earlier, over in my mind. I thought about how we had built up a relationship with one another over time, he understood me in ways that many others never have, and I like to think that I knew him in a similar way. I thought to myself "where does this history or connection that we had go now?" It is no longer a two way street but instead just memories that I hold alone within myself. I felt almost as though I needed something physical to remember him by. This in order to keep what we had alive. I now think of it in a different way. I imagine it as though going to a live symphony orchestra, and reveling in the music that we hear. As the concert passes by and the final note, of the final song, slowly fades away to silence, I am not left with nothing but rather the experience of knowing my father. And that is what I cherish.
The work is simply called "To Dad, love Bryn" and all proceeds from its auction go to AISLA Onlus. If you wish to donate, listen to music or bid on this work then here is the slurl. The event begins tomorrow at 2pm SLT with Lisa Brune performing and will have various musicians and DJs until February 28th when the auction and event closes. There are three other wonderful artists involved with original artwork you can bid on as well, Mistero Hifeng, Solkide Auer and Kicca Igaly.
Here is the slurl to the event http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sand%20Storm/133/141/3906