This is a collaborative piece of art, made by all the girls from The Altered Workshop, who were at Art & Soul in Virginia in May. It’s made on a full sheet of cold pressed watercolor paper. I started by taping off the margins and painting and texturizing the background with acrylics. A number of different artists worked on it during the retreat, including Lou McCulloch, who graciously offered this beautiful image of a warrior princess.
The piece was made for one of our friends who is currently going through treatment for breast cancer (some of the girls who couldn’t join us in Virginia sent separate pieces of art to go along with the big collage). The collage embodies our friend’s tough, fighting spirit, and we all hope the image helps lift her up while she is undergoing medical treatment. We never titled this piece while we were together, but I came to think of it as "A Pox on the House of Cancer" while I was carrying it home.
Here’s to Kara! May she overcome and go on to a beautiful season of art and creativity in her life.