Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Vestige, 5 x 5" ©2011 Kim Hambric

This piece has been hanging around the studio for quite awhile, unnamed.  I do procrastinate.

What name could I assign to this piece?  It was done in the memory of my mother and my grandmothers and their homes.  All three women were, of course, dear to my heart.  Sounds a bit corny when I write it down.  I still get to visit my childhood home every couple of months.  The houses of my grandmothers', while still standing, are long ago memories to me.  Powerful memories.  Ask me about my childhood, and within seconds I'll be talking about one grandmother's home or the other.

Upon looking at this piece, months after its completion, I titled it Vestige.  A trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.  Every so often I lie in bed, walking from room to room in my mind, trying to recall the placement of furniture, paintings, and doodads.  I attempt to mentally conjure up smells and sounds.  Some memories are lost.  The ones that remain I will struggle to hold on to for the rest of my life.   Even though these memories bring tears to my eyes, they also bring great comfort.

This piece just sold from my Etsy shop.


Colleen Kole said...

Thanks Kim. I am really going to enjoy this piece. Great work.

Chris said...

Hey, great news that you sold a piece! When you spoke of your grandmothers' house, I immediately thought of my grandmother's house, remembering it. Thanks.

Thea Belecz said...

Every night, I listen to the shade bumping against my window with the breeze and simultaneously hear the shade bumping in my grandmother's house. Being at her house was one of the best parts of my life. Thank you, Kim!

Susan said...

Kim, I have to say the same thing Chris said. Reading this, I started thinking about my Grandma's house in Covington. Funny my sister and I visited Covington on one of my trips home and we went by the house and funny how small things look when you remember them so grand from your memories. Her hill was not as steep as I remembered it. LOL
Congratulations on selling your piece.