Once I slept in a golden cocoon.

I had dreams and in my dreams I saw life’s holy design, shimmering with marigold butterflies and eternal youth.

Wrapped in royal silk, I counted the hours until I was released from my gilded cage.

In the distance, I heard Mother Nature’s divine growl. A midsummer storm told me I was ready to emerge.

The silk unraveled from my arms and gently melted from my eyes. My skin was pure, my hair perfumed like lavender honey and my mind softly renewed.

I took a deep breath and filled my lungs with life’s invisible grandeur.

Under the heat of the burning sun, I shed the skin of who I was to see who I had become.

“Metamorphosis” (2018)

mixed media, collage, watercolor on paper

9 x 12 inches

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