Grandmama's Suitcase

Visual Poem By Sierra King

Grandmama’s Suitcase is a visual poem of coming to terms with the loss of someone close to you. Whether that be a grandmother, a spouse or a friend. In the event that a person passes away they leave material things behind that are more than often placed in suitcases and never to be opened again. The suitcase is a reminder that although they have left, many of the pieces that were a part of their lives still remain. Persons who are left with the suitcase experience longing for that special someone. The visual poem ends with a closed suitcase and a photograph in the point of view looking up into the sky and trees, hopeful that this point in their life, this state of mourning the death of their loved one, will come to a close. 

PHOTO: Astrid Scheib

PHOTO: Astrid Scheib

Sierra King is currently a freelance photographer based in the heart of the south, Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in portrait and documentary style photography. She is a recent graduate from Valdosta State University with a B.A in Art, while focusing on digital and the film processes of photography. Sierra is in the pursuit of accurately portraying the conversations and stories of her people, community and experience. She believes that not only is it important to understand where the culture began but also display the culture that is thriving, living and breathing now. You can view more of her work in her online portfolio.