Faith, hope and shear determination are what we hold onto as we learn to let go. When my sister was sick, she let go of working, walking, talking, and slowly she let go of breathing. This painting is not about that process, but it imbibes the process of me letting go of her. It took me a year to complete.
It's a funny thing - painting. It can reflect joy, sorrow, passion. It duplicates life in all aspects. This painting allowed me to grieve, reflect and meditate on loss. This piece took many shapes in the process, starting as a monochromatic work; black, white and blue. Slowly colors and organic shapes were added until it reached it's final phase. It speaks of loss and disconnect, but communicates directly with the peace and joy of life itself. From that, came the series of 50 small works, Bloom.
poetry in the painting
giving in to being wrapped, i can feel it
wrapped in whispers, i can feel it
wrapped in air, i can feel it
wrapped in love, i can feel it
wrapped in fight, i can feel it
wrapped in peace, i can feel it
flexible, vulnerable, soft
making it easy to digest
soft by the hours