Jennifer Rance

Postcards To My Family

Postcards to my Family is an interpretation, in glass, of a technique of grief counselling whereby the bereaved is encouraged to re-establish a relationship with the deceased.  It was inspired by the discovery of some old postcards that I found amongst my mother possessions after her death.     Narrative exploration is used in bereavement counselling and in the modern world it is a procedure which often replaces more traditional mourning rituals. One is encouraged to express feelings of all types including hurt, fears and any unsaid issues to the deceased person as if really talking or writing to the living.