Embedded-- Original Painting on Birch Panel


Embedded-- Original Painting on Birch Panel in simple float-mount frame.

acrylic on wood
painted in 2022
39.5" x 27" x 2.5"

This portrait features a young woman with red hair who looks directly at the viewer. She is enveloped by exposed roots and a hornets’ nest that act as her dress or protective armor, reminiscent of the Elizabethan style. The hornets hover around her, lichen grows in her hair and on her skin, and a corn snake is entwined in the root/nest covering. A single feather on her shoulder symbolizes that she has no chance to fly away, and instead, she must surrender to the weight of her responsibilities as a woman and mother, the rapid passage of time, and her own mortality.