Ink Illustration, Hibiscus Tea, and Turmeric Dye Wash
Cleansing fire envelops the Survivor. The delicate flames burn away the past, its pain and doubt being carried away in smoky tendrils. The Survivor feels empowered by the flames, the weight of her traumas lifting with each lick of the fire. She gracefully yields to the purifying heat. It is time to claim her strength. It is time to claim her identity. It is time to be reborn.
The Living Oak Dancer Series
New Orleans is home to numerous Live Oaks. Their heavy twisted limbs are part of the unique visual landscape of the city’s streets, parks, and neighborhoods. These ancient oaks are beautifully shaped by time. Their gnarled limbs gracefully drape to the ground while others artfully flare out towards the sky. Like dancers, they bring strength, a poised elegance, and a charm to the world.
The Living Oak Dancer series attempts to capture the spirit of the city’s Oaks. Each piece is inspired by a Live Oak in New Orleans.