Friday, April 23, 2010

Stephanie Kolpy (34)

-She Is Gone-

Stephanie writes:

My mother died last august from breast cancer. Here is her memorial piece called "She Is Gone" It is oil and gold leaf on panel the eighteen natural pigments in jars in reliquary. The reliquary and the crown are a symbol of her accomplishments here on earth - transforming her into a saint. The elephant is the most matriarchal of animals and the vultures represent cancer and all the things that force us into this life cycle- we come from the earth and return to the earth. Notice how the colored pigments are creating the landscape, the color pigments represent her soul.

Stephanie Kolpy
Mythos for the Mortal