Sea Wolf Collection Drop

 Detail of "In the Bloom of Surrender" 

Detail of "In the Bloom of Surrender" 

Artist Statement


My pen and ink drawings tell visual narratives that apply to our collective modern consciousness by combining ancient mythology with current environmental issues. This series is a continuation of my exploration of the Sea Wolf as a powerful modern mythological symbol of the collective Feminine, as well as a newly discovered species, threatened by current environmental degradation. This series is a visual poem, telling a cyclical narrative of incubation and growth through darkness.

Combining the titles in order, one will find the peom:

“A New Story to Tell

Of the Night Soul’s Trust

In the Bloom of Surrender

To Tell a New Story”


 "A New Story to Tell"

"A New Story to Tell"

"A New Story to Tell"


I close my eyes, breathing deep, and fall into the vision. 

My body floats, in space, in air, in water

hugged by reassuring touches of the Sea and Sun

as fear begins its slow creep up my spine and into my mind

The harsh realization:

"the only way out is through..."


 "Of the Night Soul's Trust"

"Of the Night Soul's Trust"

"Of the Night Soul's Trust"


My Mother taught me 

to relax my splashing limbs:

“Your body knows 

how to float in water.”

 

Just as the ocean in the womb

grows new life 

through dark and salt

so too is the path 

of cocooning dreams

and incubating ideas

trustfully waiting 

upon the Fulness of the Moon.

- Eclose


 "In the Bloom of Surrender" 

"In the Bloom of Surrender" 

"In the Bloom of Surrender"


My Father taught me

to trust in the question:

"What is the story

growing 

in the Moon of your Soul,

reaching

for a place in the Now?"

-Incubate


 "To Tell a New Story"

"To Tell a New Story"

"To Tell a New Story"


And so it is,

Up-side down,

Suspended in the heart of the question,

The place where the darkness 

kisses the light

in a dying dance

of ongoing becoming.


This collection is up for viewing and purchase at Sparks Gallery in San Diego. For viewing and purchase of originals, click the titles below:

"A New Story to Tell"

"Of the Night Soul's Trust"

"In the Bloom of Surrender"

"To Tell a New Story"

Hand-embellished gold leaf prints are available in my shop!


Marissa Quinn