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Lips pursed, gaze fixed on the distant horizon of the past, subject M. emotionally recollects the wounds from a past life. Seeds of sorrow, churned by the plow of Karma, sprout occurrences in her life that repeat themselves into the infinite. How do we dismantle these events, heal and let go of that original pain? Each hurdle sheds a faint memory of the wound, yet the thread through time is elusive. Her eyes are distant, cheeks taught with the negative association and inescapable judgment of the memory. Special attention is given to the tight pursing of the lips, the tears welling up and the sadness in the eyes. Age is revealed by the cracks in the lips and the coarseness of the hair. A high level of detail and rendering is accomplished using the best quality charcoal and high grade watercolor paper by Arches. The paper allows for ultra fine texturing and high fidelity in the rendition of skin, hair, and light. "Past Life 1" is unmounted and will require a frame in order to hang.
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