Paintings: Make-Shift Angel XII

"Make-Shift Angel XII: You Are Here"
12 x 9"
Acrylic on canvas
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Vulnerability is a strength all its own when who we are is a summary of where we've been, and who with.

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. This particular angel was inspired by a letter I received from someone who saw his/herself in the series. Each painting signified an event--many traumatic, a few triumphant--and they spoke of their continued journey to trust others, invite them in, and to bravely share themselves and their past. It was a letter beyond adjectives, and I find myself returning to it often. Without meaning to, I stumbled into someone's most troubled and intimate moments, and I wouldn't have known it if not for their bravery in sharing that with me. How incredible, to be welcomed in by a stranger and told "You are here."

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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon