Paintings: Make-Shift Angel VIII

"Make-Shift Angel VIII: Self-Expression"
12 x 9"
Acrylic on canvas
Not For sale
~ Prints are available here ~
Make-Shift Angel, the novel, is now available!

No one can take her story away--they are one and the same. Indeed, the writing is composed of excerpts from my original "Make-Shift Angel" novella.

When I painted my first "Make-Shift Angel" back in 2007, I didn't expect it to become a series, but time has proven otherwise. My "Make-Shift Angels" rank among my most personal paintings, and I am ferociously protective of them. Few things insult and wound me so deeply as art/idea theft, and this painting is for me the embodiment of that frustration. It's not just about being paid for my work and giving credit where credit is due--it's that my work is mine, as much as my own flesh, more than any words I will ever scrawl or speak. My "Make-Shift Angels," more than anything else I create, are mine; if it were possible to hold them closer, to sew the proof of them to me, I would.

All artwork and graphics are property of the artist and are not to be reproduced without permission.

Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon