Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12" x 1.5"
Day 4 of the Daily Artwork Challenge! 

I have committed to tackling a pile of unfinished paintings this month, and this is one of them. The initial plan for this one just didn't pan out. In the phase of incompletion where this dead idea grew frustrating to see, I decided to bring some of those frustrations into focus. 

They came through as heavy black layers surrounding the edges, mingling with smoke and fire in a dizzying spiral against the sky. Letting go, surrendering to the vulnerability and lack of control delivers these subconsciously formed images and symbols. Reflections of the shadow selves appear and whisper lessons to be integrated, then lead us to the fire, nested in the snowy forest, to burn away what remains.