The Root of Metamorphosis
3X4 foot acrylic and ink multimedia painting on a hardwood canvas.
Under textures include rice paper and cotton fabric as well as journal pages, map of Paris and a recipe for 5 days of Gratitude.
This is the third and final version of this piece.
The first version is the original photograph. Original photograph taken on medium format film.
Thoughts: The wind blew past me and slapped my face as I stood silent in death. Everything I had known and was learning suddenly stopped. My mother died and with her so did I. For years I stood still and pale. Consciousness grew and I began to dig at my outer layers and I discovered my roots. They were dry and brittle but roots nonetheless. I found fresh fertile soil, dug in and I am abundant again.
In the permanent collection of Erin Cebula.