I was inspired by one of my wonderful new Pantsuit Nation friends to create a companion piece to my painting, "Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction
". So I created a piece reflecting my experience and the experience of many others since the election. I started by scribing my thoughts about the election results, my sadness and my hopes. I crumpled the sheets of paper and lit parts of it on fire. I set those thoughts free to go wherever they needed to go. The remaining bits of paper became the background of my piece. I painted the burned holes red to reflect the wounding that so, so many have felt, their safety and well being now feeling threatened.
I'm thankful that I'm surrounded by so many people who, while acknowledging the negative direction that this election may represent, also see the positive that is coming from it as well. The stirring of activism, the connecting with strangers that might not have ever happened otherwise.
I'm going to have prints of this painting available here
and will donate $5 per sale to the ACLU. The original may be purchased at the link below the picture.
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