Life Through the Viewfinder

Joel VanHarn's avatar Joel VanHarn Vote Code: 67436

I married my beloved wife Sherika on October 15, 2011. Almost two years later we were overjoyed to learn that Sherika and I would soon be parents. However, on April 9, 2013, tragically, Autumn Lillie VanHarn was delivered stillborn after sixteen weeks of pregnancy. The years since Autumn's passing have certainly been some of the hardest years of our lives we have struggled with her passing and we have struggled with getting pregnant again. Then on May 3, 2017 Sherika and I learned that we were to become parents yet again! We were ELATED when Sherika delivered our gift, our beloved son Matthias Israel on December 31, 2017. My entry for Art Prize 10 is a collection of photographs honoring my wife Sherika, memorializing our daughter Autumn and celebrating our son Matthias.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: NA
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: NA
  • Year created: 2018
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