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THE OFFERING PROJECT

To all my Friends, Family and People I have never met but are tied to my families story. I invite you to join me in a project I have titled “The Offering”.   As some of you know my family and I have been going through a trial. Literally and figuratively, we have just heard
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EVIDENCE OF A TRIAL

Evidence of a Trial 100% Wool, felted Odia Reimer In 2007 we were told by the police that they had found the man who had killed my sister Candace Derksen and on January 17th, 2011 I attended the first day of a trial I never thought I would have to endure. During the trial I
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THE LAST WALK

The Last Walk Photography Odia Reimer   The Last Walk represents the outer journey through grief and remembrance. It is 66 black and white photographs, replicating the lonely walk of Candace as she moved towards her death. The walk starts at the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute where she started her journey home and ends at the
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SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN

Seventy times Seven 100% Wool, felted Odia Reimer Seventy times Seven represents the inward journey through emotion. It is 490 crocheted tears suspended from a frame, 7 X 7, hung 7 feet off the floor, to create a perfect cube symbolic of the natural attempt to contain the pain. Each tear is crocheted by hand without
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STANDING

3’x3’x3’ 49 Ceramic Tubes This piece is about community and how as a community of people and believers we gather and help each other stand in the midst of the trials in our life. Sometimes standing is just enough to start walking.      Click on image for more photos    

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