Letting Go, Again

I have finished my piece that I was working on while traveling. I made 8 birds while on the road. Then when I returned to my studio, I built the rest of the piece and adhered the dried clay birds onto it and added a few more.

While posting images of the white clay, so many people said they would love to see some of my work remain white. And so I have been working with that idea.

 Letting Go18x24Paper clay and acrylic paint on canvas

Letting Go18x24Paper clay and acrylic paint on canvas

I have made this image before. The first one I made for a friend who died from cancer, the second for another friend who died from a brain tumor. And so began a life long tribute to those who have had to let go of life.

The inspiration for this series is this quote by Lao Tsu from the I Ching:

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."