I am not sure why, but I couldn't shake the urge to paint Rosa Parks this week...something about her courage kept whispering to me and so I surrendered and followed my heart to this primitive work. Many treasures & symbols hidden within--it was serendipitous that as I felt something was missing, I found packaging from a 1950s pack of pins--the outside read: "extra sharp points, easier penetration" and the package found a home at the base of her foot. Not lost on me was that Rosa was a seamstress who lost her job once she took her seat on the bus.
This graceful, unflappable woman was asked how she stood her ground when the driver ordered her to move from her seat: "determination covered my body like a quilt on a winter night" May we all feel such strength & grace on our own revolutionary paths. Namaste.
Acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, paper, Tibetan prayer flag, vintage stamps & packaging, grocery bags, vintage sewing patterns, newspaper