Monday, December 06, 2010

Angel of Mercy

I may have shown this before, but from old photos. It now hangs on my wall. I am unpacking my artworks and albums chronicling my small writing successes. Surrounding me with me.
This is made of handmade paper shaped on a mold cut from foam board. Later, I painted it.


I made it in memory of my friend S. who died a number of years ago. She loved Catholic medallions, as do I. This was one of hers. I also have some of her prayer cards. Throughout the piece I have used gemstones and feather that were hers.

The angel's hair is painted seaweed. The feathers I found at a yard sale. They were some sort of Scottish kilt embellishment or something like that.

To my mind the paper bowl with streamers represents water being poured onto the dry desert.

I purchased this gemstone for the piece from a stone store S. used to work in. The feathers were some she collected.

14 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friend. It is nice that you have it back on your wall.

Marion said...

"Surrounding me with me."...I love that, Suki...and I am in love with the paper bowl and streamers.

I feel relief and acceptance in this post. I don't know if it is meant to be there, but it is a wonderful feeling to be projecting...

Thanks for showing your lovely work...I'm so glad you are showcasing them.

Mim said...

gorgeous stuff and I'm with Marion on the feelings

Annie said...

Beautiful art in memory of your friend. You can see all the love that went into this. I am glad that you are no longer living in limbo! House or no house, living this moment fully is what it is all about. xoxo

m. heart said...

That's beautiful, and may I say those spotted feathers look like guinea hen feathers!

It sounds like you are fluffing the nest.

Robin said...

Art that comes direct from one's heart is the best! This is gorgeous and so meaningful. You never cease to amaze me.....thank you also for the detailed description of each part of the piece... this is, as Lisa said, a "beautiful tribute" to a dear friend.

Sending you love and many warm hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

studio lolo said...

very beautiful and touching, Suki. I agree with all the comments. And I too, love your quote "surrounding me with me."

Such a heartfelt gift.

xo♥

Lynn said...

Lovely creation Suki...nice memory of your friend. Hope you are doing well.

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful, Suki. My favorite is the one with the religious medal.

patti said...

Fascinating elements in these pieces. Great that you are having this art around you again. It will feed your soul.

Katiejane said...

This is simply beautiful and I love all the hidden meaning worked into it. I also like all your Christmas ornaments and decorations. It' beginning to look a lot like Christmas around your house!

marianne said...

Wow what a beautiful piece Suki!
A wonderful tribute ♥

~Babs said...

This is truly a beautiful piece Suki.The colors are so rich!
Making me happy,,,,seeing you enjoying your treasures.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Good to see you surrounding yourself with special things. Lovely piece you did in tribute.