Wednesday, April 21, 2010

After Life

After Life
watercolor painting
15 x 22
I am interested in the parallel metaphors of the mummy and the cocoon as representations of a time of stasis, wrapped in a protective layer, both as a time of healing and in preparation for emergence into a new life. This painting occurred after a visit to the Egyptian wing of the Field Museum in Chicago where I saw mummified birds, cats, and people.
You can see this and other works on my Etsy site.


Marcela said...

The detail and the color is just amazing, great work!

artangel said...

Fascinating theme, very original work. And I love your colour sense too!

Helen R Klebesadel said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments.