‘In Abstentia’

A sister's reaction to the absence and presence of her brother in the belongings he left behind

In Abstentia, Loss, Family, DeathAfter the sudden and tragic death of their son, Joshua’s family turned their grief into a myriad of creative endeavors. Josh’s father Jimmy created a film for those recently bereaved and a book of photographs, writings and poetry to express his life after the tragedy. Most recently, Josh’s little sister Rosa created the photographic display In Abstentia, her reaction to a few of her brother’s belongings that were sent home shortly after his death.

These ‘remnants’ of a life cut short are now the only physical connection with her brother – they help keep his memory alive but they are also a sad reminder of the empty space now left in the lives of his family and friends.

In Abstentia, Loss, Family, Death

In Abstentia, Loss, Family, Death

In Abstentia, Loss, Family, Death

In Abstentia, Loss, Family, Death

Photos courtesy of the artist

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