Baptism by Drowning, 48" x 24"
Mixed media (oil and acrylic) on stretched canvas.
48" tall by 24" wide by 1.5" deep.
Named for Shakespeare's doomed female counterpart to his Hamlet. This large statement piece is feminine, sensual, incredibly textured, and sophisticated in it's use of duality between beauty and chaos. As the name suggest, drowning in our own depths may be the only true rebirth and baptism there is.
"Were it simpler to make adust my flesh
I’d already be scorched and sent most high,
But when the fire doth creep and dance within
A girl must drown her incalescence
And cease to swim."
-The Girl Who Drowns, IV, ii, McLean Fletcher
Chakra exploration: throat and crown