Coastal Impressions Small Works Series
"Dig Deep" is an abstract ocean creation done in ink with fine gold acrylic on paper.
As I was walking the beach of Pawleys Island in SC, September of 2018, I came upon a few pieces of coral, flimsy, broken, and stranded on land. I myself felt, flimsy, broken, and somewhat "stranded" in my heart. You see I was at the beach by myself for a week doing some soul searching and healing. I was grieving the sudden loss of my mom and I had some questions...
So when I found these remnants on the beach, I identified with them. But I was the one picking them up, thinking of them as a treasure and that they had a purpose. Which gave me hope of the One that picks me up, tucks me away as His treasure and then carries me, mends me and sets me back on my way with the purpose He has for me.
Some seasons of life require us to walk alone to dig deep. It is in these places of question, darkness, and despair that we must plant ourselves to reach up and branch out in trust. Trusting that we too will be picked up and set back on a solid rock because the world is full of shifting sand uncertainties.
Plant yourself in the depths of a healing soul journey with this Carolina coral as it "Digs Deep".
The deep walnut ink stain makes a bold statement of deep searching, as well as the transparent blues and greens, represents a vulnerability that must come with these moments of raw honesty with ourselves and God.
The gold threads of paint "hem in" the wandering thoughts of doubt, hurt, and deceit, bringing a wholeness to the piece. Holding it together as it reaches up towards the Light in hopes of its understanding, healing, and freedom.
Incorporating the art of Kintsugi. The "mending of brokenness"
Framed in an 8 "x 10" White compressed glass frame.
Original art and design by Dionne White