Portfolio > Ballad of the Tattooed Lady: 2011, gloves and works on paper

textile artwork, mixed media,vintage leather gloves with tattoo designs, fine art, outsider art, folk art
"I Could Not Save You"
acrylic on vintage gloves
2013

There is so much that we cannot control in our lives. I used to cling to an illusion that I could control by "saving" someone or something. I struggled to stay ahead, hoarding things like love, achievement and possessions that I thought would save me from ever having to feel loss or sadness. I built fortress walls of worry that strangled the joy out of every moment. Ever aware of what was passing, all that I could not save.