Elaine Luther

Precarious Tea Party 2
wood assemblage + ceramic miniature tea pot sculpture
10 x 10 x 8 in.

“Motherhood, art, death. It’s all tied up for me. My brother Joe died during “the time of death.” That’s what we call it. In fifteen months, eight beloved people—family, friends, an infant—died. For a while, my husband and I would say, “It can’t get any worse.” Then it would get worse, so we stopped saying that.

In 2005, my baby daughter died.