Mixed media collage
(pencil, colored pencil, photograph, old print)
13 x 16 inches
This drawing originally started as a tribute of love to a dear friend of mine. The words -- love, hope, growth, alive-- were meant for my friend. But, something was wrong with this drawing, and I spontaneously put the black star collage on it, and then the photograph of what appears to be a hanging person. Suddenly, I realized this was not at all about my friend. I realized this drawing was about my then boyfriend. My relationship with him was not providing me with any of that love, hope, growth, aliveness. The drawing completely changed, including the addition of the huge "NO" right in the middle. The drawing was done.