I had wanted to do a sculpture class for many years, but the time never seemed to be right. I had kept a pamphlet about Georgette's Art for approximately 6 years. In November 2012 my husband Lee and I, lost our beautiful son Riley just hours before birth. This seemed like the the perfect time to engage in something creative to support my grief in a positive way.
I started classes just 5 weeks after losing Riley. I was raw, probably even more than I realised. I explained to Georgette that my husband and I had a plan. We wanted to buy a house and plant a Jacaranda tree. We were going to create a space in our garden known as- Riley's Place.
My plan was to use sculpture to learn something new and connect with my son by creating a tangible sculpture of him. The sculpture would sit under the tree.
The classes were fantastic! I met wonderful people that let me express stories of Riley freely. It helped. Such great therapy. The women and men were interesting and hilarious. Georgette supported me to improve my skill of sculpture and became a great support to me during this very difficult time.
I have finished two sculptures- "Sarah" the head, and of course my beautiful "Riley Elliott Maskiell". I am now very pregnant with our second child, we are hoping that we get to take this treasured baby home. So, I have to say goodbye to classes for a while, but I will continue practising at home. Thank you Georgette, you have given me and my husband so much and who knows you may just find me sculpting under the Jacaranda tree. Hope to see you soon. Xxxx All my love
Kelly Elliott- MaskiellKelly Elliott- Maskiell was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 byKelly Elliott-Maskiell, Brisbane