Friday, August 1, 2008

Fly Away

I am normally a 3-D artist: metal, gourds, fiber, paper mache....I love the feel of the medium I am using in my hands as I craft a new piece. But lately I have found myself wanting to dabble again in paints, lured by the color and versatility of new materials that beckon to me from the art store shelves.

My piece was done in acrylic - free-handed and not meant to be realistic - but more an extension of my yearning to change my life and follow my heart to new challenges as represented by the woman flying away with her heart in her hand, carried by the bird, to explore the unknown.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson

Art and image copyrighted 2008 by Jan Harris


Mary lin Huskamp said...

Jan, I LOVE this piece. My heart is captured by that robin the same as in the picture.


Paula McNamee said...

Wow- what a wonderful image to capture where you are in life and what you enjoy.

bee shay said...

jan....all i can say is "MORE 2D WORK BABY!!!" just love the fantasy elements to this piece...i am instantly away and my imagination is flying. bravo!

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

JAN I LOVE THIS PIECE!!!! I see you in this work...


Glenny said...

Jan -- my heart yearns to soar with yours. I love this piece -- it is truly You and I in spirit.