Forget-M- kNot Deborah Gower Hankie in Porcelain Slip 2010
June 2010 The Hankie Project Barratt Gallery Alstonville, 2011 Grafton Regional Gallery, Objects of the dead, Napier St Gallery Melbourne
Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of Heaven,
Blossom the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Whenever it was vital that I remembered something when I was a child my mother would always tie a knot in my hanky as a gentle reminder. This is a tribute to my loving mother. A true angel – never to be forgotten.
Her gentle touch of kindness caresses me each time I press a hanky to my cheek or wipe a tear from my eye. Every spring I celebrate as forget-me-not’s bloom and I see the blue of my mother’s eyes again.