"With each loss of my 11 babies, I kept mementos. They are all kept pristinely stored in a white box in my closet, as are the memories of their short lives kept pristinely stored in my heart." My series "Lost" is based on my personal experience. It has been ten years since my last loss. I have never shared these mementoes with anyone as they are private and personal and go to the core of my emotions both heartwarming and heart wrenching simultaneously. I have read the assertion that meaningful art occurs when you share yourself and create from the depths of your soul. So I share. I am hopeful that in sharing these images I will touch the lives of numerous women who have experienced or are in the midst of experiencing the painful loss of a baby. They are not alone in their journey.
Dianne Yudelson is a photographic artist and master of the New Eclecticism. Dianne was just awarded Merit of Excellencne "Photographer of the Year" in the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards June 2012. Her images are international winners in Photography Master's Cup, the PX3 (Prix de la Photographie, Paris), IPA (International Photography Awards), LICC (London International Creative Competition), the Black and White Spider Awards, KLPA International Top 40 Portrait, and a WPGA Julia Margaret Cameron Award finalist in Documentary. "Throughout my life art has been the one true common thread, the stitches that have bound my chapters together. As a photographic artist I embrace the ability to spotlight my point of view and give a voice to my imagination. I have melded my fine art, theater art, fashion and stylist background with my academic training and teaching experience to create multi-layered images that explore both the visual and psychological aspects of our world and that challenge, delight and educate the viewer." ~Dianne Yudelson -- www.dianneyudelson.com