Descansos- in progress

Descansos,  all the things I said and did not say.  To quote Clarissa Pinkola Estés “‘Women have died a thousand deaths before they are twenty years old. They have gone in this direction or that, and have been cut off. They have hopes and dreams that have been cut off also. Anyone who says otherwise is still asleep. All the grist for the mill of descansos […] A body who has lived a long time collects debris. It cannot be avoided. But if a woman will return to the instinctual nature instead of sinking into bitterness, she will be revived, reborn. To make descansos means taking a look at your life and marking where the small deaths, las muertes chicitas, and the big deaths, las muertes grandotas, have taken place.”

 

In progress, second stage
Descansos No. 1, 2, 3, and 4
Each panel is 72 x 72 inches
2019
oil, pencil, charcoal, household, acrylic on canvas

 

 

Descansos-1Descansos-2Descansos-3

Descansos-4

Descansos
2019
pencil, conte, charcoal on Arches paper
4 panels 15w x 45w inches
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Descansos No.1
2019
72 x 72 inches
Oil, charcoal, pencil, conte, household on canvas

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Sekhmet
Guardian of the journey
Warrior Goddess
“It was said that her breath formed the desert.”
36 x 72 inches
oil, pencil, charcoal, oil stick, household on canvas

sekhmet-destroyer

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