This portrait represents all of our own individual journeys towards a harmonious state of being. This piece was inspired by my friend who is a local leader and advocate for self care and discovery. Her face texture is a pattern from Madre Yerba- a local artist in Madison, WI. The pattern represents ancestry and heritage. The headwrap represents the subject’s interest in connecting with her roots and wearing her hair natural. The gold texture and praying goddess convey an altar- and the idea of using an altar to honor ourselves through whichever practice we may choose. There are rocks, crystals, and herbs to represent the different forms that self awareness and care may take. The hamsa hand surrounding the word altar embodies the idea of protecting the wearer- and protecting our own altars.
This is a replicated print of one of my original, hand cut collages. The print is on high quality, archival, 80# paper.