International award winner for mixed media artwork,
Upstream People Gallery 2005
Here is the quote to go with this work:
“The Soul is tied to no individual, no culture,
no tradition, but rises fresh in every person,
beyond every person,
and grounds itself in a truth and glory that
bows to nothing
in the world of time and place and history.
We all must be,
and can only be,
“A light unto ourselves.”
The Dream State Series started out of my need to understand my inner voice. I can hear it, beating a steady back-beat in my mind. I can feel it in my feet when I am dancing, creating; I am breathing fire.
I closed my eyes and grabbed a handful of plaster, and this is what happened. First I sculpted her face on top of the canvas and let that dry for a couple of days. While the plaster was still wet I embedded vintage lace into it in the background. Then I used more found objects, feathers, costume jewelry, and oil paints. Surrounding her face is 2.5 inches of thick black feathers, they stand out from the canvas/background and move freely in the air currents, she is always moving. She is also wearing a ceremonial crown of sorts of pearl shaped, stainless steel beads and crystals. I glazed her face several times with layers of thin, transparent color so she glows in the light, her skin is lightly textured; deeply rich in color and tone. This work is a painting and a hanging wall sculpture, and it’s sure to be a conversation starter.
This painting placed in the top five in an International Mixed Media Event, in 2005.
Waking the Soul Power is the face that I have given to my inner voice.
I guess my inner voice is a dark skinned, tribal warrior woman.
That works for me.
What does the face of your inner voice look like?
the fine print:
Waking the Soul Power
24″ x 24″ X 2″
mixed media & oils
$225.00 + Shipping
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