Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chained Angel II: a painting

This is a painting about my struggle with chronic illness (CFIDS/ME). The angel's dress was inspired by the Horse Head Nebula.
Her wings represent Deep Space. She is chained in a cave deep within the Earth/matter.This is a paradox.
Feathers fly around her and she cries tears of blood.

Painting has been a healing and cathartic experience. It has given me a way to express the inexpressible. Painting is also a way of moving the feelings through the body, instead of just holding it in.

To read more about my illness on my other blog, click here.
To see the companion painting to Chained Angel II click here.


  1. very beautiful image! speaks on its own and on many levels!

  2. Thanks Gypsy. I know you are gifted with understanding the language of symbols and the symbolic. :-)

  3. This is beautiful. Gypsy's right. It speaks on many levels, through that universal language of color, image, form.