cjphipps - collage work

'Story of Faith'
©1999 Carol J. Phipps

This art work was born out of travail with cancer and depicts a tree during its Fall season with leaves falling, felled, flying in the wind; some branches are broken; this weathered tree has strong roots going down into the Church; the edifice of the church in the collage reflects the dancing blue sky and has light in the windows--the portrait attempts to story the faith of the artist, the cancer patient, who in the process of treatment has discovered that although cancer has gotten a hold on her, she will survive, because although leaves fall, limbs bend, and at times break, the tree (self) has set its roots deep within the Church and Faith.

(12" x 16" original collage.)



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