The Dad Story
This Fine Art series displays the visual journey that I personally went through after the death of my Dad. Set chronologically in a sequence of grief, these images showcase an ethereal lighting technique enveloped around visual representations of my connection with my father. Including two self portraits alongside personal items, this series delves into a devastating portion of my life that led into my acceptance stage of grief. Seven years after the death of my Dad, I created this series, as a reminder of my pain, but also as a reminder of strength and of how much I’ve grown. This series, for its emotional background into my pain, helped me reconnect with my Dad in a way I never thought possible. Therefore, this is in loving memory of my Dad, Franklin Delroy Thomas.