"You died in summer... and it seemed that the whole of nature mourned you the following two seasons."
I don’t even know if Thomas could bring himself to attend the wake, or even the ceremony. I doubt that a lot. If yes, then he would have been a total wreck at his wife’s wake, so here my ‘version’ of this hypothetic situation. Traditionaly for the wake, the body is washed, the clothes (the prettiest or favourite ones of the dead) stuffed with spices and herbs, and flowers placed around for the smell.
I wanted to make Martha look very thin, cadaverous and i like the whole result but i see flaws like her asymmetrical arms, the too sharp colors of the flowers, the lack of perspective, and more… i hope you like it at least a little because i'm quite proud of this one to be honest
EDIT: the use of wedding rings for both partners is very new. early 20th century/end of the 19th if i'm right. it was just the woman wearing it initially, so no ring for him!
and NO i'm ABSOLUTELY NOT MONOMANIAC! leave me alone...
After going through all your photos of Martha and Thomas, I have built this image of a couple so connected through love, passions and interest, that seeing this photo actually tore more heart apart. I have built a romance similar to that of Dexter and Emma - [link](novel). All those years of Dexter missing the hint that he truly loves Emma, and when he realizes it, their time is so short together.
UGH. The pain/heartbreak I feel for these characters is so real. Why does it have to be so sad?
It is so beautiful and so sad at the same time. * Contradictory emotions * But ... when I saw the flowers I couldn't can't stop thinking about Padme! I hope Thomas J. did not become Darth Vader. I'm just joking! ... and, yeah, you're in the right way if you want to kill me Summarizing : Excelent Job! Hope more of this two soon!
years after his wife's death, yes. i myself don't believe he 'loved' his misstress/slave (she was so young when it started and i don't believe a black slave teenager could love her old master 40 years old. abussive relationship at least at the beginning? i don't know ... but yes, you are right, they did have a relationship )