Ink Illustration and Pomegranate Skin Dye Wash.
Third in the Living Oak Dancer series, “Awakening” represents hope and new beginnings. It was created for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s October 2016 Fundraiser. The Dancer, with her limbs outstretched, gracefully rises above the tangled roots of her past. Like the dancer, our roots and our struggles are our own, but we are not bound by them. We too, can gloriously rise away from those gloomy gnarled roots. The Dancer stands poised above her struggles, and she revels in what she has become. She dances to celebrate the victory that is loving herself. She dances to celebrate life. We too can dance.