Day #8, Monday November 25, 2013 from What’s in My Drawers.
|The World as It is
Acrylic, collage, colored pencil,
ink and silver pen on cotton rag
hand made paper with inclusions
16″ x 20″
The World as It is incorporates pages from the found book, The Conquest of Fear. A visual journal, each panel is an emotional response as I came to terms with a genetic breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The hand of a clock references the cell mutations as a ticking time bomb in my body, as well as, keeping track of hours, minutes. And remembering to stay in the moment.
|The World as It is, detail, right panel|
It is also about wanting to feel whole despite surgery, and learning to accept and love my body and my situation as it is.
|The World as It is, detail, left panel|
I am not sure what I have hanging from a thread from my ring finger. It feels like a hopeful talisman.
It must be powerful, gratefully I am still here.
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