A series of small, quick , “mindful” self-reflective work completed during the pandemic—an epoch, which I consider the most challenging of my life for many of the same reasons that others do also—many of us experienced fear, isolation, confusion, anger, sadness, and loss.
These works were completed from late November 2020 to March 2021. I updated the post as I completed a new piece.
I am better off for having done this “art therapy” and now, I can move forward.
Heal Yourself, Daughter
This is a poem by Maria Sabina Magdalena Garcia, a healer. I had no idea who she was until a saw a painting of her by a very talented artist, Javier Chavira. It was years ago, but it is my understanding that it is still part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's permanent collection in Chicago. It is an extraordinary painting titled Maria Sabina: I am Woman of Light--a must see in person.
Cúrate mijita, con la luz del sol y los rayos de la luna.