Mississippi Grrl
Oil Pastels on Canvas board
& Mixed Media (August 2006)
16″ X 20″
40 cm X 50 cm
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Now at art auction.
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Here’s the quote that was my inspiration:
I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me.
That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly,
and my blood
is part of the sea.
My soul knows that I am part of the human race,
my soul is an organic part of the great human race,
as my spirit is part of my nation.
In my own very self, I am part of my family.
~D.H. Lawrence
Source: Apocalypse, 1931
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(This was written when the work was completed, I left it alone because it speaks to the reasons and feelings I was going through at the time. This is the only work I ever completed while living in Mississippi for 4 months, I thought I was going mad)
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Mississippi Grrl is all about my quest for peace.
Peace in my heart, peace with my surroundings,
peace with my circumstances.
Loving myself isn’t always easy to do.
I fail, I get stuck, I don’t always make the right choices with people, places or situations.
The peace I seek is within myself, this world I live in and the places I dwell in. This is a break through work for me, as I have been
in a artistic rut for a few months, sick of myself, my situation, my choices in people to trust.
I choose to move past those realities,
I choose to make my own path, and capture the moments of living,
like the reflections of birds on the wing, in a sunset sky.
All places and people have meaning,
sometimes you have to be stuck to see them more clearly.
I am leaving Mississippi soon, but this is my painting
to document what I learned in my brief time here,
that I am free no matter where I lay my head.
I hope you enjoyed the work, and thank you for being here.
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Good Luck!
Heather
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