Vanessa Foley, artist

Golden Wings

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Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

-Rumi

 

This most recent oil painting of mine was created for the Bestowed Upon Us group show at Alexi Era Gallery The show was a beautiful and inspirational one all about meaningful gifts we may have given or received. The most memorable of these are often gifts that cannot be seen, bought or sold such as hope, peace, encouragement and love. 

My painting Golden Wings turned out to be a very personal piece, its actually the most personal painting I've ever created, so it was a very emotional journey but rewarding and cathartic at  the same time. The piece combines elements that signify freedom and the things lost as a result of that, as well as a celebration of the strength to make changes and the great rewards that come from trusting our own 'wings'

This painting will forever be dear to me.