walking through the mirror
circles drumming, spiraling,
held opposite by
here and there
to now—remaining whole yet
existing as both
ancient songs—myths returned as
what will always be
Mirrors and reflections often feature in my work, but I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to approach the mirror as a portal. I first tried a collage but it seemed too busy. The folded Rorschach paintings I do are already mirrored, so I decided to try that approach.
As often happens, this was not the painting I had in mind when I began. Although the paint didn’t layer the way I envisioned, it took on its own life in the process and I followed along. This is the second painting I’ve done using handprints…perhaps the start of a series?
I’m posting this on MeMadTwo as an inspiration to Nina to keep posting as well. It’s good to have her back! But I’ll also still be posting at kblog.