Farewell by Ann Wood

2012     23 inches x 28 inches x 1 inches

Farewell is a personal tale where a female figure is in a percarious position. She is out on a limb looking back at a symbol of loss. She holds a owl in her arms. As a viewer you do not know if the bird is asleep or injured. Will he escape her hold and fly away?

During the past 15 years I have had very ill parents who have require my attention, time and love in ways I would have never understood as a young person. This picture describes facing the end of life with compassion and respect. 

The branch and figure are made of carved wood. The background is built up out of cut shapes of translucent handmade papers.