After reading the artists description of the tag on the present I started to well up. The thought behind it is so simple but the emotion captured is intense.
It's fascinating how the child is in the dark room. When people have passed, the image presented is one if lightness, instead the warm glow of the living family celebrating Christmas outshines even heaven.
To never receive the present on the other side of the window, I can't even imagine the heart break of all those families who lost their beloved children.
When I first saw this on the home page, I thought it was simply a little girl looking out at a present that someone had got her... When I clicked on the photo and really took in the details of the picture the tears really welled up.
I took in the wings, the colors, the present. The dark and light shading that gives it that shining hue - as though that little girl made it bright again.
This picture really hit home. The event was disastrous, and the message and emotion put in the piece is overwhelming! You must have put in a lot of emotion into making this, because it almost seems to be leaking out of the image itself. You are very good at portraying emotions through your work without having to have a face to portray that emotion.
A very beautiful piece for a very unfortunate, sad event. A child turned angel looking out longingly at a present... it makes my heart very sad to see this. That this had to happen so close to Christmas.
But enough of that, you did a very amazing, graceful job at this. This is a very beautiful piece, and I hope you continue to make beautiful pieces like this. Because being able to draw, and being able to create an artwork that portrays and gets your message across to everyone is two very different thing of the same trade. And you seem to have that gift.