Painting Installation at the Wellness Center
In “A Space for Healing”, I present images of darkness and light to infuse the Wellness Center at Converse College with color and contrast. The College’s center for nursing care, counseling, and health education, the Wellness Center is a space for healing for the campus community. The painting installation intends to parallel this purpose, enhancing with color and light the healing focus of the environment.
Metaphoric images bind together the pain and relief of healing. A series of large storm images suggest the struggle and release of the pursuit of wholeness. “Sky Poems”, concise depictions of clouds in blue skies, suggest the peace that is available to us. “Poem for a Phoenix” evokes the mythic bird of rebirth and recovery, while its counterpart, “Poem for a Dragon”, conjures the danger and power for self-realization embodied by dragons in cultures around the world.
Light and darkness, color and contrast, that Converse College’s Wellness Center will be a space for healing for all who come.