"Exhibiting You" - Story


By: Melodie Mayne
Submitted: 02/12/2009

The painting was started in 2004 and took 3 years to complete. I kept getting stuck! The split skin was given it's textured effect by using a piece of snake skin to lay the pattern on with.

There have been many experiences of 'emergence' in my life, and sometimes they have felt like an 'emergency' whilst undergoing the struggle to shed the old constraining way of being. Sometimes a striving to reach the light can feel like a death, until the moment of liberation! At the moment I am trying to find the courage to spread my colourful wings and let my art work out into the world to be seen by other people. My fear of exposure and inadequacy feel like a reptilian skin I'm outgrowing.

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