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Sept 3 1997 - Sept 2 2019

BRANDON ARDELL ARCHER

BROTHER & BESTFRIEND

A Letter To My Bubba:

My life in a lot of ways sucks ass now that you're gone. I am in a constant cycle of processing and grieving. I am unable to count the ways in which my life is forever changed now due to your absence...yet I continue to smile.

I have yet to figure out how or even why I have the strength to keep pressing on, but deep down I am sure you wouldn't have left me here to do anything but persevere. You always showed me how to remain strong in the midst of a storm, and bro am I in a damn storm.

Creating has been/is hard to maintain while grieving.

This is now my "new normal" for life, and well, it's a long-lasting effect, so I must have patience with myself, which means I must have patience with my art...but how do I do that?

By trusting the process.

A Letter To You:

I pray that visiting this page will allow you the smallest insight into my life as an "Artist In Grief". I am still learning how to be a "new kind of patient" with myself and through my artistic expression. This is not my first life cycle dealing with grief, but it is a new one that will take me a while to adjust to.

Here's to 2022, almost at 3 years since I've had to adjust.

Here's to believing I can do it (& documenting it for myself.)

Here's to my lifelong process of grief... & remembering that it's ok.

THIS SHIT IS HARD, but my art will speak volumes and languages I didn't even know it could & will soon be heard, felt, translated, and appreciated by the masses, including those going through the same type of shift.

 

Eye am not alone & I thank you for reading this far.

You are loved.

HE IS MY MOTIVATION.

PLEASE ENJOY THESE MOMENTS THAT WERE CAPTURED OF AND IN HONOR OF MY BUBBA.

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